The frequency of a medical mistake due to systems of measurement

When receiving medication in a hospital or medical setting in California and across the nation, the last thing a patient will think of is that there will be a mistake regarding dosage. To make matters worse, there are times when this is due to little more than a mathematical error. This is frequently considered to […]

Are there any risk factors associated with pulmonary embolism?

When a person in Los Angeles goes to see a doctor with symptoms, they’re expecting the correct diagnosis and treatment to take steps to solve the issue. If the doctor makes a mistake, there are times when the error is innocuous and no long-term damage is done. However, if there is the misdiagnosis of a […]

Fire department in California sued for wrongful death

The Yermo Fire Department and others are facing litigation after the death of a husband and father on Nov. 8, 2013. The wrongful death suit filed by the man’s wife and daughter alleges that improper training, a failure to implement a system of effective, coordinated emergency services and conscious disregard for a patient’s needs all […]

What is a pulmonary embolism?

Residents of California may know that pulmonary embolism is caused by a blot clot that may become lodged in the pulmonary arteries and restrict blood flow to the lungs and ultimately decrease the blood’s oxygen levels. Potentially, this carries a risk to other organs. Pulmonary embolism is considered a life-threatening occurrence and requires emergency treatment. […]

California’s Proposition 46 would change malpractice caps

According to a recent report, support for a measure that attempts to decrease the number of possible medical malpractice incidents in California is not stable. The report suggests that support for Proposition 46, which would raise caps on pain and suffering payouts and require drug testing of physicians, decreases after voters learn about the possible […]

Misdiagnosis leaves Los Angeles woman literally trapped in tomb

A lawsuit was recently filed in Los Angeles that was based on a very possible medical malpractice incident that occurred in July 2010. It was on this day that an 80-year-old woman was admitted to a medical center in Boyle Heights. Doctors determined that she had suffered a heart attack and pronounced her dead. Likely […]