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July 2015 Archives

Highlighting the dangers of pregnancy for Arizona mothers

Until the 1930s, roughly 1 percent of American mothers died during childbirth. While medical advances reduced that rate to about eight deaths per 100,000 births by 1987, since that time the rate of mortality during childbirth has increased to about 18.5 deaths per 100,000 births. These figures are based on mothers who passed away within 42 days of giving birth to their child.

Surgical errors impact on Arizona patients

According to FDA documents, there were 144 patient deaths related to the use of robots during surgery from 2000 to 2013. In addition, there were 1,391 patient injuries during that same period of time. Major causes of injury or death included pieces of the robot falling into the patient, electrical sparking that caused burns and unintended movements made by the robot.

Common medical mistakes made in Arizona

Each year, 160,000 hospitalized patients around the country die or are seriously injured due to errors made by health care provider. Patients are advised to ask questions and raise any concerns that they may have to reduce the odds of a medical error. Among the top 10 errors doctors typically make, misdiagnosis is the most common. In some cases, this is because a doctor is treating the wrong patient.

Man wins $500,000 in medical malpractice case

Arizona residents may find disturbing the story regarding a Virginia man who was mocked by a doctor while undergoing a colonoscopy. The man was unconscious during the procedure, but his cellphone was recording throughout and caught the disparaging comments made about his body. Among other comments, the anesthesiologist told other doctors not to touch a genital rash because they may get syphilis on their arms by doing so.

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