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What Florida families should weigh when picking a nursing home

The decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home can be tough. Ideally, families in Broward County would have the opportunity to have more than sufficient time to make the decision of which nursing home a relative should be placed in. Life doesn't always work out this way, however, and family members sometimes must make the big decision in a bit of a time crunch. What factors should loved ones take into account when choosing a nursing home?

Poor treatment can make bedsores worse

Elderly individuals in Florida may need the assistance of a nursing home to receive the medical attention and day-to-day help they need. These residences should be staffed by skilled and knowledgeable personnel who can identify and appropriately react to health concerns. This includes the onset of a medical condition, a failure to be administered medication and improper supervision. Unfortunately, though, sometimes these professionals neglect their duties and fail to put a stop to injurious acts or lack of action.

Unnecessary medical procedure could have killed Florida man

When people think of hospitals, they often think of places of healing. Yet, as much as hospitals are institutions where medical care is given to those in need, they are also businesses. With the rising cost of medical care and soaring profits, many find the ideas of providing needed healthcare and generating business conflicting. Though most medical professionals are able to separate the two, ensuring that patients and not profits are put first, sometimes problematic and even tragic events occur that raise questions.

What kinds of surgical errors could injure patients?

Each year, many Miami-Dade residents go in for surgery. Most of these operations occur without any problems, but sometimes patients can be injured due to a surgical error. Surgeons are supposed to be highly trained professionals; how could an injurious surgical error happen? This blog post will provide some basic information about some of the kinds of surgical errors.

Years of experience helping victims of nursing home neglect

A well-run nursing home can be a great support for an elderly loved one and his or her family. They can provide adequate attention, nutrition and medical care, ensuring that the elderly resident is healthy and safe. Tragically, though, sometimes nursing home staff act negligently, putting residents in harm's way. These incidences can result in serious damages, including physical pain and suffering and medical expenses. In the worst cases, nursing home neglect results in death.

Differential diagnosis and medical malpractice

Quick and accurate diagnosis of a medical condition is key to one's ability to successfully treat and, hopefully, beat a disease or illness. Yet, medical diagnosis is a complicated process, especially since many conditions can exhibit similar symptoms, and some key characteristics of a disease or other medical condition may be hard to detect unless the proper tests are conducted. This is why doctors receive years of education and on-the-job training.

How common are medication errors during surgeries?

Whether it is in a clinic or hospital setting, patients in South Florida and elsewhere are often prescribed or administered medications. While this is common practice to address medical aliments, injuries and diseases, if medications are not properly given to a patient, these could result in great harm or even death to a patient. Medical mistakes can occur in various settings, but probably none more concerning than when a patient is under anesthesia during a surgical procedure.

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