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When as the result of medical treatment, you or someone close to you suffers an injury, it can be difficult to decide whether or not the injury will cause a legal claim or not. Standing by to help you make that determination is attorney Diana Whipkey Young of the Young Law Firm.
Please call today, if you have any thought that as a result of a healthcare provider's negligence you incurred an injury. You should be aware that medication errors will result in serious illnesses or deaths more than half the time they occur. Every year, due to medication errors, approximately 1.3 million Americans suffer injuries. These medication errors are sometimes also mentioned as "Adverse Drug Events", or ADEs.
Nearly everyone is affected by the risk of ADEs. Prescription medicines, supplements, and over the counter medications are taken by more than eighty percent of the American public every day, and at least five different medications are taken by more than 30% of the public daily. It is simple to make the assumption that mistakes are more likely to happen in the home rather than in the hospital where there is professional staff on hand to supervise matters. The fact of the matter is that every single day hospitalized patients can expect an experience of at least one medication. Every year, according to the Institute of Medicine(IOM), in the hospitals a minimum of 400,000 preventable drug-related injuries are going to happen. In long-term care settings, that number is doubled. And annually, over 7,000 deaths will occur due to medication errors. Let's take the time to talk about your situation which we are here to be of help with. And for an initial conversation, there is never a charge.
It is often difficult to make a determination just who is responsible when medication errors happen. As an example, an error in prescribing might be made by a doctor, or a correct prescription might be improperly administered. The proper warnings might be lacking on a drug to alert the professionals administering them and the patients taking them. These are just some of the possible reasons determining just who is at fault can be difficult.
When it comes to the practice of medicine, proper diagnosis is fundamental. 25 years of malpractice claims were studied by researchers at Johns Hopkins and they discovered that the most amount of claims were accounted for by diagnostic errors, along with the most severe harm to the patients. The study showed that in the United States the biggest patient safety problems stem from diagnostic errors. And most upsetting is that these issues are very often ignored, downplayed or unrecognized.
If they are properly diagnosed and in the early stages of the illness treated, most medical conditions are in fact treatable. If however the professionals give the wrong diagnosis or miss something, severe injury can occur to the patient involved. The consequences can range from paralysis to reduced life expectancy to death. This is why medical malpractice must be avoided.
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