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Medical malpractice and what happens in hospitals

People in Arkansas may be interested to learn about what nurses have to say concerning what really goes on in hospitals. Some of the information is surprising while some is plainly shocking. Understanding what happens can help patients make certain that they receive better care and avoid potential injury from medical malpractice.

Breast biopsies can be difficult to interpret

A newly published study says that pathologists have difficulty diagnosing breast biopsies in cases of pre-cancerous conditions. Arkansas women might not realize that this could lead to either inadequate or too-aggressive treatment. The findings have led experts in the field to advise that women get second opinions if they are diagnosed with atypical hyperplasia or ductal carcinoma in situ.

Medication error facts

Arkansas residents might be interested to learn that medication errors lead to the injury of 1.3 million Americans each year. A medication error, as defined by the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, is a preventable incident that might lead to incorrect use of medication or cause adverse effects to the patient.

Errors in diagnoses are not uncommon

Medical patients in Arkansas might be surprised to learn that according to some sources, at least 12 million cases of misdiagnosis occur annually nationwide. When doctors fail to diagnose a condition, patients can suffer or even die as a result. One study discovered that 28 percent of diagnostic errors were life threatening or led to permanent disabilities. These errors included delayed, incorrect and missed diagnoses.

Facebook use may have led to surgical errors, death

An anesthesiologist who is a defendant in a current medical malpractice case is being accused of "distracted doctoring" to the point of failing to notice a patient's worsening condition during surgery. According to the allegations and some initial testimony provided in depositions, the doctor has posted to Facebook, sent texts, and checked emails in the past while in the operating room.

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