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Are you at risk of a hospital-acquired infection?

When you have to stay in the hospital, you expect to get healthy, not come home with an additional infection. The technical term for this situation is a nosocomial infection, which develops after you are under medical care. Could you be at risk when you go to the hospital?

4 tips to reduce your risk of medication errors

Patients rely on health care providers, including physicians, nurses and pharmacists, to diagnose, prescribe and fill prescriptions that help to fight illness and limit the effects of disease. In the United States, more than 30 percent of adults take five or more medications regularly, and clinicians have access to over 10,000 medications that may be used to treat a variety of illnesses. Unfortunately, medication errors are all too common. As a patient, you can reduce your risk of a medication error with the following tips.

How to avoid a cancer misdiagnosis

Getting a cancer diagnosis is something the occurs to a countless number of people in Virginia each year. Complicating the situation are the number of misdiagnoses. According to ABC News, during a review of 6,000 patients who had been diagnosed with cancer, it was found that 71 of them were misdiagnosed.

Are you at risk for a health care-associated infection?

A health care-associated infection (HAI) is one that occurs in a patient in a health care facility, generally a hospital, that is not associated with the admitted diagnosis or health issue. The time frame is typically described as acquiring an infection 48 hours after hospital admittance.

New medication error study published

Among the many types of medical mistakes that Virginia patients may need to be on the lookout for are those involving medications. Data from the Institute of Medicine suggests that every year in the United States there are 1.5 million preventable mistakes involving medications. Other data indicates as many as 98,000 people die from these errors each year.

Do Some Doctors Put Profits Over Patients?

Unfortunately, at one time or another, everyone either needs care from a doctor, or has a family member who does. We have come to trust these caregivers and expect the utmost professionalism and integrity from them. Sometimes, though, that isn't always the case. When there is a need to question the ethics or practices of those physicians or the hospitals in which they work, the help of an experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorney can help.

What To Do When You Are a Med Mal Victim

If you have been injured by a medical care provider, you should contact a Virginia attorney as soon as possible. Virginia imposes some strict regulations on medical malpractice lawsuits, including but not limited to a cap on how much you can sue for and a statute of limitations.

We represent victims of medical negligence


Virginians seek the advice of medical professionals in order to heal what ails them. Most of us need the assistance of doctors and nurses to provide diagnoses and treatment when we are sick or injured. Unfortunately, however, sometimes due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital, a patient will suffer a worsened medical condition.

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim


People in Roanoke County go to doctors and hospitals to try to prevent, or get treatment for, illnesses and injuries. Anytime individuals seek medical care, they expect that it will help remedy their problem. However, sometimes a doctor mistake or hospital negligence can result in a patient experiencing a worsened medical condition. When this happens, the injured patient may choose to pursue a medical malpractice claim in hopes of recovering compensation for their damages.

What if my Virginia doctor broke doctor-patient confidentiality?


Medical malpractice can take many forms. One particularly troublesome form of medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional causes a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality. Such a breach is a form of negligence that may give rise to a medical malpractice cause of action in Virginia.

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