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Georgia Hospitals Show Cause for Alarm in Infection Rates

While the rates of hospital-borne infections are dropping across the United States, they still remain a significant problem. Moreover, the decreases in rate of infection are not uniform across the board. Some states are lagging behind in the fight against hospital infections, and unfortunately Georgia may be among them. A recent study by the Centers […]

State Oversight of Georgia Healthcare Facilities

Caring for ailing patients is a difficult job with ample opportunities to cause harm unless done with the utmost care and professionalism. In the nursing home setting, these concerns are further compounded by the facts that patients are often particularly fragile and vulnerable. In many cases, such patients are limited in their ability to speak […]

If a Prescription Drug Overdose Death Occurs, is the Medical Professional Liable?

An Atlanta-area woman recently died from an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Authorities state that 38-year-old Joy Wommack, of Duval, died in October 2012 from a lethal combination of Xanax, Valium, and various antidepressants and painkillers that she apparently had obtained from the nearby Physician Pain Management clinic. Dr. Russell Sachs, the clinic’s director, who […]

Bacteria Ravages Area Hospitals: If You Were Sickened, was the Hospital Negligent?

An “untreatable” and highly lethal bacteria strain is infecting patients in Atlanta-area medical facilities. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) kills up to half the people it infects. CRE is resistant to most all antibiotics and spreads quickly from the hands of healthcare professionals in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. CRE infections have increased 400% over the […]

Bacteria Ravages Area Hospitals: If You Were Sickened, was the Hospital Negligent?

An “untreatable” and highly lethal bacteria strain is infecting patients in Atlanta-area medical facilities. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) kills up to half the people it infects. CRE is resistant to most all antibiotics and spreads quickly from the hands of healthcare professionals in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. CRE infections have increased 400% over the […]

What Makes a Hospital Negligence Case?

Have you ever watched a hospital drama on television like Grey’s Anatomy and thought to yourself, “This storyline is ridiculous because something like that would never happen in real life.” However, a recent incident might just change your mind. A hospital in Ohio accidentally threw out a kidney that was supposed to be transplanted into […]

The Dangers of Pharmacy Errors

Prescription drugs are commonplace in most people’s homes.  Prescriptions can range from a one-time antibiotic to treat your daughter’s ear infection to routine prescriptions to treat chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes or pain. Two recent news articles highlight the potentially deadly and tragic effects of pharmacy errors.  After reading these articles about two […]

Taking Your Future Into Your Own Hands: Patient Safety

Recently, it seems like you can’t read a newspaper or turn on the news without hearing another story about some sort of medical error.  These errors range from dosing mistakes to IV drug contamination and everything in between.  In light of this apparent rash of hospital negligence, it is important to think about what you, […]

Taking Your Future Into Your Own Hands: Patient Safety

Recently, it seems like you can’t read a newspaper or turn on the news without hearing another story about some sort of medical error.  These errors range from dosing mistakes to IV drug contamination and everything in between.  In light of this apparent rash of hospital negligence, it is important to think about what you, […]