Report: Personal Injury Statistics

By | Personal Injury

Injuries that require a visit to the doctor are common enough. We all know that, and we all know that many of the accidents are very serious. Personal injury statistics collected by the government tend to support both of those common-sense notions. Car accidents are far from the most common cause of personal injury, but tend to produce the worst injuries. Our attorneys have successfully handled many auto accident cases for injured individuals. General Personal Injury Statistics Millions of people seek medical help for injuries every year. The Centers for Disease Control compile personal injury statistics as well as on…

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Study: Medication errors more prominent in southern states

By | Medical Malpractice

When we go to the doctor, we expect that we will be treated properly and hope that we will leave feeling better. Often times, medication is prescribed to treat a particular illness and we trust that the doctor has chosen the safest and most effective medicine available, and that the pharmacists will fill the prescription properly. Mistakes in either of these areas can create serious problems for patients, but the truth is that medication errors happen all too often. A recent study took a look at how often mistakes are made when doctors prescribe patients with “high-risk medications.” The results…

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Research: Doctors, patients benefit when doctors apologize

By | Medical Malpractice

Administrators at hospitals and other medical facilities are always striving to improve patient satisfaction and reduce medical error. Still, mistakes persist throughout such facilities in Tennessee, leading to scores of medical malpractice suits every year. Surprising new research shows that medical malpractice claims could be resolved faster if physicians would simply apologize for their wrongdoing, allowing both the doctor and victim to move on from the incident. An administrator at the University of Michigan Health System has developed and implemented a novel idea that allows physicians to own up to their mistakes while still giving patients a voice. The administrator,…

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