Hospital & Nurse Negligence

Hand Hygiene Failure Can Cause Serious Hospital Infections

Failure to adhere to proper hand hygiene protocols can cause numerous infections in a hospital setting. This May, the World Health Organization commemorated World Hand Hygiene Day to raise awareness about the need for good, basic hand washing practices in order to prevent the spread of disease. The World Heath Organization is calling on healthcare […]

Maternal Fatalities Rise, as Hospitals Continue to Blame Medical History

The Unites States shamefully continues to be the worst country in the developed world for women to give birth. According to a USA Today analysis of birth data, as many as 1 in 8 hospitals in the United States has a fatal maternal complication rate that is at least double the rate for other hospitals. […]

Ventilation Systems Might Help Reduce Airborne Hospital Infections

Hospital–acquired infections are deadly, and can drastically impact the duration of the patient’s hospitalization as well as his outcome.  Researchers experimenting with modified ventilation systems believe that these systems could help reduce the risk of contracting airborne infections in a hospital. Hospital-acquired infections are much more common than you may think. These are infections that […]

Medical Errors Can Be Reduced with Improved Patient-Provider Communication

The risk of dangerous and possible life-threatening medical errors can be reduced through greater and more stable forms of communication between patient families and health care providers. Those results come from the findings of a new study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital. In the study, researchers developed an intervention system that was specifically designed to […]

New Documentary Spotlights Medical Errors

A new documentary shines the light on a much – neglected problem surrounding patient safety – the nexus between doctors /hospitals and insurance companies that makes it harder for injured patients   to recover justice after they have been injured due to medical negligence. The documentary titled Bleed Out premiered on HBO recently, and featured accounts […]

Hospital Infections Place Stroke Patients at Risk of Harm

When stroke patients acquire an infection in the hospital during the course of their treatment, they may suffer a higher risk of complications after discharge from the facility. According to the findings of a new study that were published recently in the journal Stroke, when stroke patients suffer an infection like pneumonia or sepsis in the hospital, it […]

More Than Half of All American Doctors Suffer Burnout Symptoms

Workplace fatigue and burnout is a problem affecting American doctors, and according to a new study, as many as half of all doctors in the country are experiencing symptoms of fatigue that actually increase their risk of medical errors. The poll was conducted by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and focused on nearly […]

How Erb’s Palsy Can Impact Your Child’s Life

Erb’s Palsy is one of the most common birth injury-related disorders, impacting as many as one or two out of every 1,000 births in the United States. The condition affects the muscles in the shoulder and upper arm and may result in some degree of paralysis and loss of motion in the area. Erb’s Palsy […]

What to Do When Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

Approximately 750,000 people in the United States live with cerebral palsy. Even so, there a lot of misinformation about this condition. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, read on to learn what you can do. Unfortunately, there is no complete, permanent cure for cerebral palsy.  However, that does not mean that there […]

Early Hospital Discharges Can Be Dangerous for Patients

Far too many patients every year get themselves discharged from the hospital earlier than the doctor recommends. This is a common practice, but one that may have serious consequences for the patient. The findings come as the result of a review which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently and finds […]