What happens when critical lab or radiology results are not communicated to the doctor

Improved hospital staff communication is a National Patient Safety Goal for 2017

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What happens when doctors and nurses treat the wrong patient

Two Joint Commission 2017 National Patient Safety Goals focus on identifying patients correctly

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What you should know about hospital Rapid Response Teams

Accrediting standards require Rapid Response Teams, which can be called for urgent help before a Code situation develops

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Doctor and physician assistant alter patient's medical record—you won't believe what happened next

Get a complete copy of your medical record before you leave a hospitalization

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Houston-area hospital ER doctor misdiagnoses and discharges car wreck patient, causes paralysis

It is needlessly dangerous for physicians to skip steps in the diagnosis process

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Baptist Beaumont Hospital medical malpractice lawyer/attorney

Since May 2011, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have issues 38 violations to Baptist Beaumont Hospital

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Healthcare injuries are usually caused by multiple medical errors by multiple providers

New survey results: 21% of Americans have experienced medical errors

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What can nurse practitioners and physician assistants do in Texas?

A physician has to supervise the care and prescriptions of nurse practitioners and physician assistants under written, signed agreements

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New Texas law will protect patients from hostile do-not-resuscitate/DNR orders

On 4/1/2018, the new law will end the current practice where doctors can secretly enter a DNR order against patient and family wishes

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Texas legislature updated medical malpractice pre-suit notice requirements

This article was originally published in the September/October 2017 edition of "The Houston Lawyer" magazine

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