medical malpractice

Suing for medical malpractice due to prescription drug errors

A common reason people sue for medical malpractice is due to prescription drug errors. This can be particularly frightening since we rely so heavily on a doctor’s diagnosis and their treatment plan. Medications need to be thoughtfully prescribed, filled and administered; any harm to the patient resulting from a mistake…

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Clear links between long hours and mistakes in the medical profession

Medical malpractice is an ever-looming threat for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Hospitals and insurers invest millions of dollars into strategies for minimizing mistakes. Yet for many practitioners, the greatest risk of error comes from the nature of shift work. Studies show that long hours and nighttime shifts…

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