Yes, according to research from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, that statement is correct. Despite the enormous amount of attention focused on brain injuries in youth and professional high-contact sports, more people suffer bike accident-related head injuries. In fact, biking caused 86,000 of America’s 447,000 sports brain injuries. Football
Many medical malpractice cases focus on the mistakes made by doctors and nurses. In addition to the professionals we traditionally associate with medical malpractice, midwives are also responsible for providing safe and effective care. When midwives fail to live up to this obligation, they can also cause serious malpractice-related harms.
In light of the statistical trend towards more common home deliveries and the persistently higher risk associated with giving birth outside of a hospital or birth center, midwifery increasingly important. Ohio families who consider a home birth also need to think carefully about choosing a competent caregiver to assist with
This is the second of a three-post series looking at some expert recommendations for patients on safely navigating America’s healthcare realities. While some medical mistakes will always occur, these tips can help patients take more control over their care. So without further ado, here are two more anti-medical malpractice tips.
Based on recent reports, more medical malpractice claims involve diagnosis errors than any other category. Although doctors should know that mistaken or delayed diagnoses can have potentially severe and life-changing consequences for patients, around 39 percent of successful claims involve exactly these kinds of mistakes. Two famous medical experts, Dr.
One of our posts from last week dealt with new data that show the persistent dangers associated with drowsy driving. Fatigue-related crashes killed at least 11,000 Americans in the last decade. As we discussed in that post, a number of obstacles prevent law enforcement authorities from effectively deterring or reducing
Neurosurgeons are an elite group, featuring some of the most brilliant minds in the medical profession. They are brain surgeons, after all. While intelligence is a definite requirement, neurosurgeons need other important attributes, including a willingness to tackle tough surgeries where a good outcome is unlikely. While self-confidence is crucial
According to statistics released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission last week, nearly 400 kids die in swimming pools in America every year. Most of these victims are below age 5, suggesting that a lack of basic supervision likely played a role in many of the fatalities. This report
Federal authorities are warning of a danger that most people have probably experienced at some point in their life: driving while drowsy. Statistics show that many Americans readily admit to coming perilously close to falling asleep behind the wheel. An even more troubling statistic shows that many people actually do
Last week, we discussed recent evidence that medical malpractice litigation has a consistently positive impact on American healthcare. This post picks up where we left off last time. Another important factor is that doctors and hospitals are using information from lawsuits to identify problem areas in patient safety and make