When it comes to medical mistakes that cause serious harm or death to patients, the most frequent question asked is: why? Why do these things happen? What is the main cause of medical errors made by doctors and other healthcare providers? The Joint Commission set out to answer exactly that question. They reviewed over 14,000 instances of medical errors that resulted in severe harm or death. In … [Read more...] about What Is the Main Cause of Medical Errors?
Anesthesia helps countless patients avoid pain, but it can also cause life-altering injuries and even death. Although anesthesia errors are uncommon, mistakes can and do happen in hospitals across America. If you’re an attorney working on a medical malpractice lawsuit involving anesthesia errors, the team at Cardinal LifeCare Consulting can assist with your case. We can help you determine the … [Read more...] about Recovering from Anesthesia Errors
The right surgical procedures can help set a patient on the road to recovery. But in many cases – whether it’s due to financial incentives, negligence, or other reasons – patients are advised to undergo unnecessary high-risk surgeries that can cause severe injuries, death, or other complications. In this article, we explore some of the top unnecessary surgeries and how these procedures can impact … [Read more...] about Top Unnecessary Surgeries Explained by a Life Care Planner
Every year thousands of drivers and passengers are involved in high-speed collisions on U.S. roads. These accidents can often cause severe injuries that require extensive treatment, medication, and rehabilitation. In this article, we look at possible injuries from a car accident and their symptoms to help you better understand the impact of a collision on a patient’s life. If you’re an attorney … [Read more...] about Possible Injuries From Car Accident & Their Symptoms
Every year, thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents across the country. According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 20% to 30% of victims sustained injuries that hampered independent living and limited mobility. In this article we look at common injuries from slip and fall accidents and how these can impact patients’ lives. If … [Read more...] about Common Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents
In a personal injury lawsuit, it’s common for the defendant – whether it’s an insurer, employer, or healthcare provider – to request the patient undergo an independent medical examination. In theory, this is an unbiased exam designed to collect information on the patient’s condition; in reality, examiners often use it as an opportunity to find evidence that may help prove the patient has … [Read more...] about Personal Injury Medical Examination: What to Expect