Category Archives: Hospital Accident

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What Does the Term ‘Never Event’ Mean?

There are certain medical errors that are so egregious and preventable that they have been given a special nickname. Never events, which are also called “serious reportable events”, are major medical mistakes that should never occur. The National Quality Forum (NQF) maintains a list of several categories of never events that encompass different types of care scenarios. There are never events associated with patient care, patient protection, medical devices and radiology. For purposes of simplicity, our blog is going to cover never events that can occur during surgery. Wrong-site surgery. As the name implies, this is where a surgical procedure is performed on the wrong part of the body. Wrong-patient surgery. A surgical procedure could be performed on the wrong patient. In a recent case that occurred in Michigan, an elderly woman died after she mistakenly received brain surgery that had been scheduled for another patient. Wrong-procedure. The wrong type…
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Where Are the Best VA Hospitals Located?

Recently, USA Today published a story detailing secret VA hospital quality ratings. The article was based on internal Department of Veterans Affairs’ documents that USA Today obtained. These ratings give the public access to an unfiltered view of where VA hospitals rank in quality, including which facilities Veterans Affairs considers the worst and best VA hospitals in the country. How Does the VA Hospital Rating System Work? Per the USA Today report, for years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has kept internal ratings of each of its facilities. The VA hospitals are given a star rating that reflects the quality of service and care they provide to patients, including: Wait times Death rates Incidents involving avoidable complications Infection rates According to the documents that USA Today was able to obtain, the lowest-rated VA hospitals in the nation are in Tennessee and Texas. The most recent ratings, which were handed out…
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Cyclists Hit in Cary, NC

On Monday evening, a Morrisville man was driving down High House Road at the intersection of Old Apex Road when he hit a group of four cyclists before leaving the scene. Two women were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the other two cyclists were uninjured. Anyone who witnesses or has information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police at (919) 469-4012 or file an anonymous report with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636. If you or a loved one is hit while cycling, call our injury attorneys. We can help get you the compensation needed. See the original article and more information at: http://abc11.com/news/man-charged-with-hitting-cyclists-in-cary/1560491/

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