Wrongful Death Due to Medical Negligence

Radiologist-Developed Medical Course Focuses Especially on Misdiagnosis

A new medical course developed by a radiologist aims at training medical students to prevent the kind of medical errors caused by radiology missteps. The radiologist, Dr. Timothy Mosher of Penn State University says he developed the course after reading a report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care which was released in 2015 by the National Academies […]

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 […]

Report: Many Nursing Homes Often Understaffed

A new report shows that most nursing homes often operate under lower staffing levels than they have reported to the government, placing residents at risk of abuse and neglect. The report was released by Kaiser Health News and was based on Medicare data. The agency only recently began collecting such staffing data on more than […]

Daily Cross Checks Can Reduce ER Medical Errors

When emergency room doctors have a system that allows them to cross-check their performances, it can lead to a reduction in medical errors, although not all types of errors. Those results came from a randomized trial that was conducted in France and involved a total of six emergency departments. Physicians in each of these departments […]

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 […]