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Going to the Hospital? Don’t Forget Your Checklist

10
February
2012
On behalf of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum

If you are planning to have surgery soon, or otherwise find yourself in the hospital, you should make a point to be actively involved in your care. Medical errors continue to be a major problem in U.S. hospitals. These include medication errors, wrong-site surgeries and hospital negligence leading to¬†infections¬†and delayed diagnosis. One way to help […]

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Communication Breakdowns Causing Medical Errors

17
May
2011
On behalf of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum

Patients should be able to receive appropriate medical treatment without concerning themselves with anything other than their recovery. According to a recent survey, however, hospital patients could have more to worry about than they realize. The survey, conducted by medical professional associations and a global training and consulting firm, focused on operating-room and critical-care nurses. […]

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Surgical Checklists Likely Reduce Medical Errors and Hospital Deaths

09
February
2011
On behalf of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum

Every day people use checklists to keep track of things and make sure steps are not missed. It may come as a surprise to many that when doctors use such a simple tool they not only significantly decrease medical errors, but likely save lives. Medical errors continue to be a major problem in hospitals nationwide. […]

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