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June 2017 Archives

Protecting yourself during pregnancy with reliable prenatal care

If you have recently found out you are pregnant, you may have already begun thinking about the prenatal care you will be receiving. Finding a reliable, thorough and committed OB-GYN in Massachusetts is imperative to the health of you and your baby. At Donovan O’Connor & Dodig, LLP, we are familiar with the risks pregnant women face.

The effects of brain injuries

When you or someone you love suffers a brain injury, it can be a scary experience. At Donovan, O’Connor & Dodig, LLP, we understand that knowing more about the situation and learning what to expect after the injury can help to put you at ease. This type of injury can cause serious effects and alter your life. Luckily, there are many facts available in Massachusetts to help you understand more about brain injuries.

Water park fun can mask hazards

Water parks can make for refreshing family fun on a hot summer day. After all, who doesn't love the thrill of speeding down a twisting slide and making that huge splash into the cool water at the end? That's why approximately 85 million people visited the nation's 1,300 water parks in 2015.

Preventing nursing errors in hospitals: part 2

A person in a Massachusetts hospital may have many more interactions with nurses than with doctors during the stay. A previous blog post discussed simple ways these medical professionals can prevent harm to patients. According to Nurse Journal, another essential nursing duty is documentation in the patient’s medical record, which often informs future decisions and prevents serious or fatal medical mistakes.

Preventing nursing errors in hospitals: part 1

People in Massachusetts may have heard of the Hippocratic Oath, which refers to ethical standards that doctors should follow. Health care providers, including nurses, are bound by legal requirements, as well. Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute explains that medical professionals have a duty to their patients to adhere to the standards generally accepted in the field. Failure to meet these by acting or neglecting to act in a way that a reasonable professional would may lead to errors that are considered negligence.

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