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March 2019 Archives

Looking at the consequences of surgical errors

Many different things can go wrong in a medical setting, and for many different reasons. From medical professional negligence that results from rushing and not taking enough time to perform procedures properly to inexperience and misunderstanding, medical malpractice keeps happening for diverse reasons. Moreover, there are many different types of malpractice that patients struggle with, but victims of surgical errors often have an especially long road ahead. Sadly, surgical errors have claimed many lives, and even those who have been able to survive such a mistake may face various difficulties from a physical, financial and even emotional standpoint.

How can I protect myself against medication errors?

Medication errors are a huge issue in the medical field. They occur for many reasons, but you have the power to protect yourself against them. Being proactive when it comes to your medications can protect you from serious side effects, harmful medication interactions and deadly reactions. So, when you get a prescription from your doctor in Louisiana, you should follow this advice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to prevent medication errors.

Diving illnesses: Protect yourself

As a commercial diver, you're part of a specialized field that offers unique experiences every day of the week. Although this may be your dream job, you don't want to lose sight of the fact that you're putting your health at risk every time you hit the water.

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