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Prescription Error: Tennessee Woman Sues After Receiving Incorrect Medicine

When you go to a pharmacy to pick up medication, you trust that the pharmacists are giving you what the doctor ordered. But when something goes wrong and you receive the wrong medication, you are put at risk of unintended effects that could cause harm. One Tennessee woman is suing for this very reason. When Medications Get Mixed Up The woman went to the pharmacy in Gallatin to pick up a medication called Ropinirole. Ropinirole is used as a sleep aid and can help treat restless leg syndrome. But instead of receiving Ropinirole, she was given Risperdone, a powerful antipsychotic meant to treat schizophrenic patients. She took three of the pills and immediately entered a nightmare. She hallucinated, felt that her limbs had detached from her body, suffered nightmares and woke up talking nonsense to her family members. It turned out that she had been given the right bottle with…
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Is Misdiagnosis Always Medical Malpractice?

What started as a simple trip to the doctor turned into a three-year-long nightmare for one man in California. The man, an athlete and avid runner, hurt his ankle during a jog, and for a few days, nothing happened. Then, suddenly, the injured ankle began to swell and look worse than it had right after the run. The man’s doctor treated him for a sprained ankle and the flu, and sent him back home. However, only three days later, he was rushed to the emergency room. As it happened, his original doctor had misdiagnosed a bacterial infection. The result was that the man went into septic shock, which caused gangrene in his hands and feet. Ultimately, doctors were forced to amputate his left arm, his right foot, two fingers and five toes. While there is no doubt that this runner was misdiagnosed, proving that this misdiagnosis was medical malpractice proved…
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What Does This New Study Reveal About Doctors and Medical Malpractice?

An article was published last month by the Wall Street Journal detailing the latest study on medical malpractice. The study, conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine, found a shocking statistic showing that only 1 percent of physicians cause 32 percent of all medical malpractice claims made in the last 10 years. This 1 percent may look like a good number for some. After all, 1 percent is so low! Wrong. This means that only 1 percent of licensed doctors are negligent and cause one third of all the injuries that lead to medical malpractice claims because very little is done to hold these doctors accountable, so they continue to practice and injure more patients. Why Isn’t More Done to Prevent Negligent Doctors From Harming Patients? The New England study took a look at roughly 66,000 medical malpractice claims made against roughly 54,000 doctors for nine years (2005-2014). The…
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