5 Shocking Statistics about Medication Errors in the U.S.

Medication errors can happen when drugs are being prescribed by physicians, when prescriptions are being filled, and/or when patients are given directions on how to take a drug. Just as medication errors can arise at various points in treatment/care process, they can also have various impacts on patients, resulting in serious harm in the [...]

2020-10-12T11:47:19-07:00December 6th, 2015|Anesthesia/Medication Errors, Malpractice|

Wrong Medication, Improper Dosages Are Leading Causes of Medication Errors, Study Finds

About 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication, and about 50 percent take two or more prescription drugs, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found. While women and the elderly are those who are most likely to be taking prescription medications, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority [...]

2020-10-13T12:26:56-07:00July 31st, 2015|Anesthesia/Medication Errors|

Deaths from Anesthesia Errors Drop While Complications Persist, New Study Reveals

Anesthesiology is often considered to be among the riskier practices, as delivering the appropriate amount of anesthesia to keep a patient under for a specific amount of time often requires a complex analysis of a patient’s medical condition and medical history (among other things). Should mistakes be made because essential info is overlooked, this [...]

2020-10-14T12:50:29-07:00July 6th, 2015|Anesthesia/Medication Errors|

Medication Errors and Medical Negligence: 6 Facts You Should Know

While medical negligence and malpractice can manifest in various ways, one of the most dangerous and prevalent ways it has appeared in medical facilities throughout the U.S. is in the form of medication errors. Because more than 80 percent of Americans reportedly take at least one medication (and nearly 30 percent take at least [...]

2020-12-23T10:07:10-08:00September 13th, 2014|Anesthesia/Medication Errors, Blog, Malpractice|

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