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Serial malpractice offenders: scary when the subject is physicians

A lead-in to today's blog post might be termed "Reasonable assumptions gone awry." The facts that emerge from a recent article in an esteemed medical journal reveal with chilling force how something that should be a reality in the medical profession is far from uniformly being the case.

Judge, VA reach opposite conclusions in Arizona malpractice case

The officials from the US Department of Veterans Affairs said that a former patient's inability to use his arm in an uncompromised manner had nothing to do with negligence on the part of the doctor who performed surgery on him.

You can regain empowerment after suffering a surgical error

Most of us want to live our lives with a sense of personal empowerment. We prefer to make our own decisions whenever possible. However, there are times when we have to trust the decisions of others. When we are in need of surgery, we must allow doctors and other medical professionals to exercise a great deal of control over our care. This makes sense as these people have the training required to help us.

New report reveals surgical errors still pose threats

We would like to believe that modern medical techniques have all but eliminated the likelihood of surgical errors. And while things may have improved over time, we still live in an age where doctors and other medical professionals can make serious mistakes while carrying out a surgical procedure.

LASIK surgery may prove risky for some people

Those among us blessed with sight know just how important the ability to see is in our daily lives. In fact, our vision plays a part in almost everything we do. As such, having clear vision is highly desirable. Often glasses or contact lenses can satisfactorily correct any problems we have with our eyesight.

Doctors must address possible kidney transplant complications

We are at a point in medical history where organ transplants have become common place. Countless lives have been saved because doctors can replace organs that have been damaged or are failing to function. But in order to perform an organ transplant, it is critical that a sufficient standard of care be applied by medical professionals

Emergency surgery for children may be more dangerous on weekends

When a child has to go to a hospital in an emergency situation, it can be frightening for the child and the parents alike. The situation can become all the more harrowing if the child must undergo surgery. Therefore, when a child must have an emergency procedure, it is hoped that the attending medical professionals are prepared to carry their duties.

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