May 15, 2013
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the groundbreaking publication “To Err Is Human,” a study which found that tens of thousands of patients died every year from medical mistakes. Despite this, only a small portion of such patients’ families file a medical negligence claim.
A 2002-2007 study took place in ten North Carolina hospitals, and found that injury to patients was commonplace and the instances of injury did not decline over time. The problems reported in the study included adverse reactions to drugs, the development of bedsores, the failure to prevent falls, and the readmission of a patient to a hospital within 30 days of discharge.
Unfortunately, reporting medical errors is voluntary. (more…)
January 5, 2013
Emergency Rooms are fast-paced, stressful places for hospital staff, patients, and families alike. In most instances, emergency room personnel provide life-saving care. However, failure to follow protocols in assessing and treating patients can result in irreversible harm or death.
Saponaro, Inc. is chosen everyday by attorneys, insurance professionals, and other private and public agencies because of our strong selection of Emergency Medicine expert witnesses.