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Family sues hospital after mother collapses in waiting room

The healthcare system in the United States is recognized as being among the best in the world. The quality of care that the system produces may mandate that it be costly. The high cost of healthcare may often serve as a deterrent from people in Metairie seeking treatment when it is needed (as they may worry about being able to afford it). Yet lawmakers realize that this should not happen, especially in situation where emergency care is needed. Thus, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act was established so that patients who present to the emergency room or labor and delivery unit receive the treatment they need. 

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.

Get a second opinion if you suspect medical malpractice

Many people look up to doctors as paragons of intelligence and skilled decision-makers under pressure. However, doctors are human. They can make mistakes, judge situations incorrectly or overlook important details, just like everyone else. They may also have deep-seated biases or prejudices that subconsciously impact the way they practice medicine.

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