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Medical malpractice claims and negligence: What you need to know.

Victims of medical malpractice often build their legal claim on the theory of negligence. Negligence, in its most basic form, involves the accusation that someone did not take proper care while doing something. In a medical malpractice claim, the victim takes it a step further, stating that the failure to act with care resulted in a serious injury or death.

CMS accuses MD Anderson of putting patients in jeopardy

The Untied States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently accused the nationally recognized MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of serious patient care deficiencies. The accusations came after the agency investigated of the facility. The agency reported it found at least three instances that put patients in “immediate jeopardy” as well as deficiencies in 9 of the 23 areas investigated.

Who is responsible for medical malpractice? Three possible options.

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, occurs when a health professional fails to provide his patient with the duty of care expected of his profession and this failure results in injury or harm to the patient. These injuries can be expensive and mayimpact the patient for the rest of their life.

Failure to diagnose sepsis, meningitis leads to young man's death

A 21-year-old college student knew he was very ill. He went to the hospital with flu-like symptoms and told medical professionals he "felt like he was dying." Nevertheless, the medical staff discharged the young man without treatment.

Hospital mistakes can increase in the afternoon

In what may come as surprising news to people in Arizona, the time of day when a person goes to the hospital may affect the quality of care that he or she receives. While some of these issues may simply reflect the body's natural rhythms, people depend on health care professionals for accurate diagnosis and precise treatment throughout the day. However, doctors, nurses and others are not exempt from the slump that many people feel at around 3:00 p.m. Productivity can decline at this time as people get tired, and fatigue among healthcare professionals can have serious consequences.

4,000 eggs and embryos lost in hospital freezer malfunction

Arizona patients may be interested to learn that on July 3, it was reported that several families filed a lawsuit against a Cleveland hospital after a freezer housing more than 4,000 eggs and embryos malfunctioned. The cryopreservation system that the eggs and embryos were being housed in for more than 950 families malfunctioned in March.

Worse patient care follows hospital data breaches

The risks of hospital data breaches for patients in Arizona can go beyond the threats to privacy. In fact, a researcher at Vanderbilt University says that more than 2,100 patients die each year in relation to hospital data breaches. Because these types of security problems lead to litigation, investigations and inquiries, hospital services can be diverted from patient care to rectifying issues caused by the breach.

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