When it comes to reviewing nurses and disciplining them for violations and incompetence, some are wondering whether state authorities - and current disciplinary standards - go far enough. These critics argue that, all too often, nurses continue to hold their licenses and are able to maintain "clean" records even after they have been disciplined. The real [...]
The level of trust we place in pharmacies and pharmacists tend to be around the same level of trust we have in doctors and other medical professionals. While pharmacists have to possess various credentials and are held to high (and strict) ethical standards, however, they can - and sometimes do - make mistakes that can result [...]
All sorts of medical professionals - including doctors, surgeons, pharmacists and even nurses - can be sued when they make mistakes or errors that harm patients. While chiropractors are usually considered to be alternative medicine practitioners (like acupuncturists and herbalists), they too can be liable for the harm they cause patients when that harm stems from [...]
Nearly eight million Americans are living with a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), which causes the arteries in the legs to be blocked and clogged by fatty deposits. PAD can make walking difficult and painful - and it can result in more serious, possibly life-threatening, health complications if it goes undiagnosed and untreated. Tragically, [...]
Did the FDA Know about (& Ignore) the Continued Use of Defective Scopes for Some Medical Procedures?
Has the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) known about the ongoing use of an allegedly defective scope that's used in nearly a half million common medical procedures every year? That's the question some are now asking, as it appears that risky medical scopes are still being widely used across the U.S. The scopes in [...]
Doctors – like any human – can make mistakes and overlook things. When these oversights occur as they provide care to patients, however, they can end up having tragically harmful, if not life-threatening, complications. While this can be scary to consider, knowing the red flags of medical malpractice can help you protect yourself and minimize [...]