People who have surgery and other medical procedures may need to have anesthesia administered. Unfortunately, this comes with risks. Those risks should be explained to you ahead of time, but this might not be done. It's imperative that anyone who's going under anesthesia give informed consent unless the procedure is a critical emergency.
Have you ever felt like you had a relaxed visit to the doctor's office? Probably not. It always seems like it flies by at lightning speed. The doctor rushes into the room, listens to half of what you have to say, makes a few marks on the paperwork and rushes off to the next appointment. You're in the building for an hour, but you see your doctor for about five minutes.
Have you been to a plastic surgeon in Florida? Are you considering it? If so, be very careful about which office you choose. A recent investigation looked into plastic surgeons in Florida and found that 20% of them -- one out of every five -- did not carry medical malpractice insurance.
Doctors have a high-stress work environment. They have a lot of pressure on them every day. Like workers in other professions, they sometimes turn to alcohol as a way to cope with that. Others may just drink socially.
If you're in labor, an epidural may feel like a miracle. It can drastically reduce the pain of your contractions and may even allow you to get some sleep at a time when your body really needs it. Modern medicine has certainly come a long way over the years.
One of the most dangerous hospital-acquired infections is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This infection is not something a patient ever wants to hear that they have developed.
Delayed diagnoses are a significant problem in the medical world. While a diagnosis is delayed, a patient often goes without a necessary treatment. Without the appropriate treatment, the patient's medical condition could get worse or even end up becoming terminal.
As a patient who has suffered from the results of medical malpractice, the last thing you'd want to find out is that states were considering providing immunity to doctors and medical providers. Immunity could mean more mistakes with fewer repercussions.
Asthma is a common chronic disease in America. It's important that a medical provider accurately diagnoses asthma as early as possible to help prevent life-threatening complications of the condition.
If you found out that your surgeon operated on you without the appropriate training, you would be mortified. If you suffered injuries as a result, you'd have a good reason to start a claim against that medical practitioner.