Category: Medical Malpractice

Penicillin Allergies Increase Risk of Surgical Site Infections

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Hospital Acquired Infections by

Surgical incision infections account for almost half of all hospital infections, and recent data from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) suggests patients with penicillin allergies are even more likely to develop such an infection. Surgical infections, with an average treatment cost of $25,000, can lead to major health complications and sometimes […]

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Know the Risks of Some Blood-Thinning Medications

Posted on November 16, 2017 in Medical Malpractice by

Blood-thinning drugs are prescribed primarily to preventing blood clots that cause strokes and heart attacks. They can be life-saving. However, many blood-thinners also come with dangerous side effects leaving patients at risk of potentially-fatal health problems. Doctors and pharmacists need to monitor patients taking blood-thinners for unsafe drug interactions, incorrect […]

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