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Medical Mistakes and Low-Rated Hospitals | Galligan Law

Medical Mistakes and Low-Rated Hospitals

Medical Mistakes and Low-Rated Hospitals Patients' risk of serious injury from medical mistakes, deadly infections and safety omissions have gradually increased at lower ranked hospitals throughout the U.S. A new study based on data collected from about 2,600 U.S. hospitals since 2016, has shown an estimated 160,000 lives are lost annually from avoidable medical errors. This study is based on information shared from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.  Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a non-profit that issues grades to hospitals based on safety and quality ranging from A to F. The CEO of the group, Leah Binder, says that nearly all of the...

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Doctor Fatigue | Galligan Law

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Doctor Fatigue Patients aren’t the only ones suffering from decision fatigue. Believe it or not, physicians suffer from fatigue just like anyone else. According to a study, as the day passed on, doctors became more fatigued, which defaulted to them taking “shortcuts” or taking the “easy route” when assisting patients. For example, during the study, doctors who had experienced decision fatigue were more likely to write a prescription for an antibiotic rather than taking the time to explain to patients why it is not necessary. This resulted in patients leaving the doctor's office with unnecessary prescriptions. In the same study, doctors...

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How to Avoid Making Mistakes on Social Media During Your Lawsuit

Most people use their social media accounts without thinking. Whether you post a progress photo at the gym or just tag a friend that you haven't seen in a while, social media is a natural extension of your life. But during a lawsuit, you need to be very careful about your public image. You could make some notable mistakes on social media that could potentially harm your case, even if they seem to be harmless at the time. Here's how to avoid the most common issues. Don't: Discuss Your Case With the Other Party Many people are inclined to work things out through social media...

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Why an Injured Party’s Family Should Consider Loss of Consortium

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Has your family member or spouse been seriously injured or killed in an accident? This is a difficult time for anyone whose loved one was hurt. But what about the damage you may have suffered? You may be able to recover damages for what is known as loss of consortium. What is loss of consortium? How can it help you? And how can you demonstrate your case? Here is a brief guide. What is Loss of Consortium? This legal term refers to the loss of a personal relationship as a result of someone's negligent actions or a breach of duty. Your relationship with your...

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Four Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect

With more and more Americans living longer and therefore requiring more health care for longer periods, loving families often have to rely on healthcare professionals of all types. You want to provide your loved parent or grandparent with a high level of care that keeps them safe, healthy, and happy. But how can you know if you can trust healthcare providers or if you should be concerned about something? The answer is often to be diligent and know what the signs of elder abuse or neglect look like. Here are a few indicators that may warrant further investigation of nursing...

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What Happens When a Cat Bites You? | Galligan law

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What Happens When a Cat Bites You? While most people associate animal bites with dogs, felines are actually common culprits as well. Animal attacks can have devastating consequences, even if a common house pet, like a cat, causes them. If a cat has bitten you, you may have legal grounds to pursue a personal injury case, even for cat bites. Why Are Cat Bites Dangerous? Cat bites are more dangerous than many people think. Feline bites may be more likely to become infected than some other types of injuries, including dog bites. One notable feature of cat teeth is that they are curved...

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What You Should Know About Pressure Cooker Injuries

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If you have bought into the pressure cooking craze in recent years, you may have been excited to pressure cook foods. Unfortunately, many people who use these pressure cookers experience injuries from their use. This guide will provide some information to individuals who want to learn what to do when they face injuries caused by these pressure cookers. How Do Pressure Cookers Lead to Injuries? Pressure cooker injuries can occur for a number of reasons. One common reason for injuries occurs when the lid is not sealed properly. The pot should not begin building pressure until the lid is locked on, but...

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Investigating Elder Abuse Allegations

Unfortunately, the rising population of seniors in the United States means that instances of elder abuse are rising too. While most nursing homes and their employees do their best to provide a loving and hospitable environment for seniors, some cases may cross the line and have detrimental results. If you suspect elder abuse, you fortunately have several options. One of those options is to investigate the elder abuse and determine if legal action is the best next step. This guide will help you learn about this situation. What Is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse comes in several different forms. When most people think of...

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Why Are Truck Accidents So Deadly?

Some of the most horrific accidents you can encounter on the road involve commercial trucks. A collision that would be minor with another vehicle can be deadly with one of these vehicles. Great care must be taken when driving near a commercial truck. Here’s why an accident with a truck is so dangerous.   Size Simple physics tells us that the heavier something is, the more force it can produce. Commercial trucks can weigh over 20 times the average weight of a normal vehicle. It’s no wonder that, out of the thousands of fatalities that happen each year with commercial vehicles, truck drivers...

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Electronic Logging Devices In Commercial Vehicles

Crashes with commercial trucks rarely end well for the smaller vehicle. The extreme mass of these vehicles makes the impact far harder and more deadly. But determining whose fault it was for the crash can be difficult.   One way that a personal injury lawyer can prove it was a trucker’s fault is by consulting their work logs.   If it can be proven they were driving longer than they are allowed to according to law, then driver exhaustion could have been a factor in the crash. However, at least until recently, this sort of information was kept on falsifiable paper logs. But now the...

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