Medical Malpractice

Nurses are vulnerable to making mistakes

Nurses in Pennsylvania and throughout the country take pride in doing their job without making mistakes. However, they will eventually make an error, and that error could have negative consequences for a patient. Each year, 1.5 million Americans are harmed by...

Reducing wrong-site surgery errors

Most surgeries in Pennsylvania go as planned. However, there are about 40-60 wrong-site surgeries (WSS) that occur every week in the United States. This is why annual events like National Time Out Day are held to provide an added incentive for surgical teams to remain...

Surgical errors linked to stress

Pennsylvania residents often feel a great deal of stress when they go to the hospital for surgery, but their doctor's stress levels may have a significant effect on the outcome of their procedures. According to a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University,...

Avoiding pharmacy medication errors

A study published by the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that pharmacy dispensing errors account for roughly 21 percent of all medication errors affecting patients. Medication errors might be more common than Pennsylvania residents might expect, but there are a...