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January 2020 Archives

How technology may help prevent medical errors

Although it has been 20 years since a shocking government report about the frequency of medical errors revealed how common they were, they continue to happen. That report attributed around 98,000 annual deaths to medical errors. Studies since then have found the number to be even higher. Patients in Texas and throughout the country may also be permanently disabled as a result of medical errors.

Misdiagnosis linked to up to 80,000 deaths each year

As many as 80,000 people die in Texas and around the country each year and up to 160,000 more suffer harm because of a missed or late health care diagnosis. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine after they studied 11,000 medical malpractice cases. The results of the study were published online in July 2019 in the medical journal Diagnosis.

A common women's health problem that is not well-known

Texas residents are familiar with some common conditions that affect a woman's reproductive system, including polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis. However, few people have heard about adenomyosis, which is also referred to as endometriosis of the uterus muscle.

Military members and the new right to file malpractice claims

A previous post discussed a new federal law that was awaiting the President's signature. Now that the law has been signed, active service members who receive treatment at military facilities will be able to file medical malpractice claims against those facilities in certain circumstances.

What could go wrong during or after a C-section?

Not every woman will have a natural birth. A variety of situations may require a Cesarean birth, such as prolonged labor, the baby's distress or some other medical condition that necessitates it. Moreover, some women choose to deliver via C-section after exploring the options with their obstetricians. In fact, no less than one out of every four women undergo a C-section.

We may be able to help heart attack and stroke victims

Heart attacks and strokes impact many families in the Houston area every year. In many, if not most, cases, heart attacks and strokes are just part of life, even for those who are younger and who have maintained a healthy lifestyle. Some good news about heart attacks and strokes is that, if a doctor recognizes the warning signs and symptoms early on, many patients will have a good chance of getting the right treatment and surviving the ordeal.

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