Hospital & Doctor Errors

What is Erb’s Palsy?

What is Erb's Palsy?

May 23, 2017
By: Scott Distasio
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Erb's palsy is an injury to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that connect the arm and neck to the spine. A brachial plexus injury re ...
Top 10 Medication Errors – Mistaken Patient Identity

Top 10 Medication Errors - Mistaken Patient Identity

June 29, 2012
By: Scott Distasio
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The first article in this series discussed drug errors that can occur when two medications have similar names. Whether the names sound close ...
Top 10 Medication Errors – Failing to Adjust Medication Dosages

Top 10 Medication Errors - Failing to Adjust Medication Dosages

June 26, 2012
By: Scott Distasio
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There are many reasons why a doctor may need to change a drug's dosage. If a patient's still suffers symptoms, a dosage increase may be warr ...
Top 10 Medication Errors – Taking A Medication That Is Not Safe For You

Top 10 Medication Errors - Taking A Medication That Is Not Safe For You

June 21, 2012
By: Scott Distasio
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There are many reasons why a medication might be considered an unsafe medicine for a particular patient. In addition to concerns about drug ...
Top 10 Medication Errors – Failure to Identify a Drug Allergy

Top 10 Medication Errors - Failure to Identify a Drug Allergy

June 13, 2012
By: Scott Distasio
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Between 6 and 10 percent of the 1.5 million people who become ill each year due to medicine mistakes suffer from a drug allergy. This can ha ...
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