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Category Archives: Surgical Errors

Will Cameras in Florida Operating Rooms Prevent Surgical Errors?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A growing number of people are expressing their support of a new idea concerning operating rooms across the nation. If the ideas lead to procedural changes, there might someday be video cameras in hospital surgical suites in Florida and elsewhere. Some who have suffered the untimely deaths of a loved one due to surgical… Read More »

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Many Surgical Errors in Florida and Beyond Are Preventable

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A doctor at a leading hospital recently stated that in light of the standardized and specific procedures that are in place to guide surgeons through elective surgeries, mistakes should be very rare. Many studies suggest that surgical errors are often preventable and occur due to negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or… Read More »

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Surgical Errors Continue to Occur in Florida and Other States

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A recent medical review stated that, although rare, medical mistakes can and do occur in hospitals throughout the United States. Surgical errors in Florida and elsewhere continue to plague some patients who have placed themselves under the care of medical professionals for necessary or elective surgeries. A recent article listed some of the most… Read More »

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Alleged Surgical Errors Result in Florida Medical Malpractice

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Florida parents have the right to reasonably assume that their children’s safety will be protected when undergoing care at a dentist’s office. A case involves more than 60 former patients who have alleged that the surgical errors of one dentist were intentional. The accusations were brought to light when the mother of a 2-year-old… Read More »

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Why Job Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals Is a Danger to Us All

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Regardless of one’s profession or job title, it’s normal to have an off day or to experience periods where it’s difficult to concentrate and accomplish work-related tasks. However, in cases where an employee’s work productivity is severely impeded and he or she experiences feelings of deep dissatisfaction, a more serious underlying issue may be… Read More »

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Every Surgical Procedure Has Inherent Risks

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Anyone who has ever undergone a medical procedure or who has had a loved one operated on, understands the feelings of fear and powerlessness that often accompany the process. Surgical procedures are common with some surgeons performing several per day. However, regardless of how big or small the procedure, there are numerous risks involved… Read More »

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Anesthesia Negligence Can Greatly Harm Surgical Patients

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Generally, a surgery will involve a great many different steps, processes and elements. Mistakes by medical professionals or complications when it comes to any of these steps/processes/elements could result in problems arising during the surgery which could cause physical harm to the patient. Given the fact that harmful problems during a surgery can be… Read More »

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How Ego and Fear Negatively Impact Patient Safety

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

In every profession, there is a hierarchy and certain unwritten rules of conduct and which are widely practiced and followed. In many cases, the more education, skills and experience necessary; the more likely those in positions of power are to abuse their power. When it comes to the health care industry, such abuses of… Read More »

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The Sobering Realities of Medical Errors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The findings of a study about medical errors that was published in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Patient Safety, was cause for major concern among many Americans. In the study, researchers from Patient Safety America reported that medical errors contribute to the deaths of more than 400,000 people in the U.S…. Read More »

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When technology is the cause of medical errors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Today’s workplaces are growing increasingly reliant upon technologies and devices that aim to streamline and standardize processes. While technological advances are necessary and frequently credited with increasing productivity and reducing human errors, at times these technologies pose safety hazards. In a healthcare setting the stakes are incredibly high and, regardless of how seemingly minor,… Read More »

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