The Patient Advocate

Pediatric Medication Errors

How much do you trust your doctor’s prescriptions? A lot? Great, that is ideal. Now – how much do you trust his handwriting? How much do you trust the 22-year-old scribe who transfers the doctor’s charting? And how much do

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Should Your Doctor Have Performed a C-Section?

Modern medicine has given doctors the gift and the curse of having to decide on a method of delivery in childbirth. Today, cesarean section births are carefully orchestrated procedures where a physician delivers a baby surgically via incisions in a mother’s abdomen and uterus. But for most of human history, the decision to opt for a c-section over a vaginal birth was a necessary last-ditch effort to prevent the death of a mother in labor. Before antiseptics, antibiotics, anesthesia, and midwifery became common in American hospitals, the risks of complications from c-section surgery far outweighed the benefits in all but the most urgent cases.

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Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Let Us Help You Find Out. The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said that he couldn’t define pornography but “knew it when he saw it”. Lots of folks believe the same principle applies to medical malpractice. They

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Will Your Hospital Admit a Medical Mistake?

We trust in our healthcare because we must. If medical malpractice happens and a loved one is seriously injured or killed, we expect hospitals and our healthcare providers to admit fault and take accountability for what happened. Sadly, patients cannot always count on hospitals and healthcare providers to do the right thing.

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