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A Nightmare Unleashed: The Shocking Reality of Medical Identity Mix-ups

A Nightmare Unleashed: The Shocking Reality of Medical Identity Mix-ups

Unveiling the terrifying consequences of patient misidentification and what you can do about it.

Data show a big difference between hospital and office anesthesia safety

Data show a big difference between hospital and office anesthesia safety

From a medical malpractice perspective, how can patients ensure they are receiving safe and effective anesthesia care outside of a hospital setting?

Patient dies from nursing home fall despite documented high risk

Patient dies from nursing home fall despite documented high risk

Physician and nursing care should be patient-led rather than clicking boxes on a screen

Man falls off operating room table at Methodist The Woodlands

Man falls off operating room table at Methodist The Woodlands

Medical malpractice lawsuit claims patient developed concussion, traumatic brain injury

Obstetrician, hospitalist, other physicians fail to diagnose damaged ureter, internal urine leak after hysterectomy

Obstetrician, hospitalist, other physicians fail to diagnose damaged ureter, internal urine leak after hysterectomy

Woman faced 50+ day hospitalization because of unrecognized complication

Neurosurgeons face class action lawsuit alleging unnecessary spine surgeries

Neurosurgeons face class action lawsuit alleging unnecessary spine surgeries

Liability for unneeded surgeries can be broad

Jury holds orthopedic surgery group accountable in compartment syndrome case

Jury holds orthopedic surgery group accountable in compartment syndrome case

Young adult patient had surgery for broken leg, was discharged despite signs of compartment syndrome

Texas trauma surgeons lose at trial with the "blame the patient" defense

Texas trauma surgeons lose at trial with the "blame the patient" defense

Jury sided with plaintiff who alleged trauma surgeons didn't order antibiotics despite contaminated deep laceration from hand to shoulder

Adhesions increase the risk of abdominal or pelvic surgery

Adhesions increase the risk of abdominal or pelvic surgery

Experts advise surgeons to convert from laparoscopic to open surgery when encountering severe adhesions

Jury awards $12 million in esophageal intubation case

Jury awards $12 million in esophageal intubation case

Surgical patient was left with a permanent brain injury requiring round-the-clock care