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September 2016 Archives

What are never events in health care?

If you are like many people in Massachusetts, you are very concerned about the quality of your health care. You may understandably be a bit worried about the possibility of a medical error happening. Sadly, these events can and do happen every day. Many serious injuries or even deaths have resulted from the negligence of or lack of proper care by medical professionals. When looking at medical errors, it is important to understand what types of things may be considered errors and how they are classified.

Massachusetts death brings attention to preeclampsia

Pregnancy should be a happy, healthy experience, and while there are risks, expectant parents trust that their physicians will be ready to intervene if needed. Mass Live reports that this was not the case for one Massachusetts family, who now allege that the death of their loved one resulted from hospital staff's failure to diagnose preeclampsia.

Bariatric surgery: Patients should be warned about vision loss

Doctors in Massachusetts give their clients a lot of advice and suggestions when it comes to managing their weight. One suggestion is to undergo a weight loss surgery, but it is important for doctors to make sure that their patients are aware of all the risks that can happen, especially the loss of vision.

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