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"Superbug" infections tied to endoscopes
There have been several outbreaks of treatment-resistant infection tied to the use of endoscopy devices in hospitals and clinics. Read on for more information.
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Birth of child at 18 weeks in Michigan leads to medical malpractice suit
The Appeals court in the state is allowing a medical malpractice case for the birth of a child at 18 weeks gestation to move forward. This article is beneficial to anyone considering a medical malpractice case involving fetus and newborn laws in Michigan.
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Michigan innovators take on retained object surgical errors
When an object is left inside a patient's body after surgery, the results can be deadly. Read more to find out how these errors occur and what is being done right here in Michigan to prevent them.
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Hospital infections often fatal
Hospital-acquired infections are a major healthcare problem in America with four percent of hospital patients contracting an infection during their hospitalization. One especially dangerous type of hospital infection is the central line bloodstream infection which often causes death or severe injury. Read this article to learn why HAI information pertaining to Michigan hospitals is not readily available to the general public.
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Negligent doctors seldom disciplined
Michigan was ranked 39th in the nation regarding the rate of serious disciplinary actions brought against allegedly negligent physicians. Some questioned how effective the Michigan Board of Medicine was in keeping patients safe from negligent doctors. Read this article to learn about new regulations aimed at insuring that the Board of Medicine conducts through investigations of doctors suspected of negligence.
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Don’t be harmed by a medical misdiagnosis
A recent study found that approximately 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed by medical professionals during outpatient visits each year. If you have been harmed due to a misdiagnosis, you will not want to miss this article about steps you can take to protect yourself from serious consequences in the future.
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