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August 2019 Archives

Human errors and surgical adverse events

Many Louisiana residents must undergo surgeries every day. Regardless of age or prior health condition, these events are often necessary to save a life, treat a serious disease or improve a person's condition. Some surgeries are even elective but can still be essential ways of improving a person's everyday lives and happiness. Sadly, every one of these surgeries comes with some level of risk to patients.

Medical errors the nation’s third-most-common cause of death

When you visit your Louisiana doctor or hospital, you probably do so with the hope that your physician will recognize what is ailing you and tell you what you need to do to make it better. At Gennusa, Piacun & Ruli, we recognize that doctors, like everyone else, make errors from time to time, but we also recognize that the mistakes doctors make can have gravely serious consequences.

3 tips for sharing the road with larger vehicles

As a resident of Metairie, you are probably used to seeing large commercial trucks transporting heavy loads. In addition, you probably know how devastating a wreck with one of the large vehicles can be. A collision with a semi truck can be fatal, cause a catastrophic brain injury or cause any number of serious injuries. This is why it is vital to practice safe and defensive driving techniques when you are sharing the road with large vehicles.

The dangers behind electronic medical files

In this day and age of advanced technology, electronic medical records have taken the healthcare field by storm. Not only does this technology save doctors from filing papers and organizing patient charts, but it speeds up certain processes, such as transmitting electronic prescriptions to the pharmacy. Electronic medical records are designed to minimize errors medical professionals may make due to hard-to-read handwriting, disorganization and other clerical issues. Yet, medical record technology may not be as safe as some may believe. 

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