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August 2016 Archives

Kroger sued after pharmacy dispenses wrong medication

Many in Providence County, after having been written a prescription by their doctors, may go to their local pharmacies fully expecting those orders to be filled correctly. To prevent errors from happening, pharmacies may even have safeguards in place such as computer systems that warn them they may be dispensing the wrong medication. Yet even with added measures such as these, medication errors continue to happen. When they do, one’s only logical conclusion when trying to explain such mistakes may be to attribute them to human error.

Does signing a consent form preclude you from any legal action?

Like most in Providence County, you are likely familiar with the concept of a liability waiver. Such a document is typically offered by an activity or service provider, and your signing it may preclude you from seeking legal action should something go wrong. Yet do such documents exist in healthcare? They do, however you may not be aware of when and where you encounter them. It happens when you the sign for consent for treatment.

Detailing Bayes’ Theorem

If you come to us here at DeLuca & Weizenbaum LTD after having been misdiagnosed by a doctor in Providence County, you may question how a professional educated to spot the signs of distress or disease in patients could make such a mistake. A closer look at the diagnostic process may help pinpoint where errors may have occurred.

Linking elective C-sections to infant respiratory issues

The increase in cesareans performed in Providence County and throughout the rest of the country has also come a rise in the number of women requesting elective C-sections. According to information shared by the National Center for Health Statistics through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 32 percent of all live births in America are performed via C-section. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that as many as 2.5 percent of those are requested in cases where there are no mandated maternal or fetal indications.

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