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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Medical Malpractice Prevention, Tips For Patients

When I browse the internet about the medical malpractice prevention, I just found things about  suing the doctors, or choosing the medical malpractice lawyers. I haven’t found the tips for the patients  to prevent them from medical malpractice, before it’s happened. These are little tips from me to prevent you from medical malpractice.

  1. Ask any kind of information about any medical intervention, any side effects and any risk about them. You have the right to ask it to your doctor, before you sign the informed consent letter or use the prescribed drugs from doctor.
  2. You have the option to use second opinion before you choose any kind of therapy. You can ask the doctor about the best way to treat your disease, and any other methods to cure your disease. You can even ask to transfer to other better facility hospital, but some conditions need stabilization first, before doctors permit you to be transferred to other hospital, because the first hospital is still responsible for patient’s safety before and during the transfer process. So, some medical malpractice cases that told us, the patients weren’t permitted to leave the hospital are actually not true. It’s all about  the patient’s condition. If patient insist to be transferred to other hospital, they can sign letter, but hospital isn’t responsible for the patient no more.
  3. Tell about your whole medical history to your doctor. If you have any allergy, or gastritis, you can tell the doctor about it. It’s good way to prevent you from any drug’s adverse reaction to your special condition that the doctor might not know. Tell your previous doctor or quickly go to hospital when you see some signs and symptoms of drug allergy, such as urticaria, redness in skin, stomachache, nausea, vomitus, or any abnormal changes to your body that you haven’t experienced before you use the drugs.
  4. Medical malpractice is not only doctor’s fault. Many factors can lead to medical malpractice. One of them is about the drugs. Make sure that when you buy the drugs in the drug store, you buy the correct drugs, ask the pharmacist about the expiration date, ask them any side effects  if they change the drugs, because drug store sells generic and branded drugs.



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  2. minnie said...

    thanks for sharing info about medical malpractice. it's kinda scary nowadays 'coz of rampant medical malpractices.

  3. Yudhi Gejali, dr. said...

    Patient safety is not only doctor's responsibility. Patiet must know how to protect himself using these tricks. Very Good post.
    WARNING: But not need to be over protective, and try to trust your doctor!

  4. Nanang said...

    Nice info, thanks :)

  5. Anonymous said...

    afaik, some of health consumer agencies made by government in the US and UK have already the list of the tips to prevent malpractice for patients..
    sorry forgot the links :)

    they have a kind of check list or downloadable materials, I guess

  6. Lis said...

    Medical Malpractice is indeed very scary. Recently read the update of the case of Luis Berrios, a victim of malpractice wherein he spent horror in a hospital wrongfully accused of being a drug mule. Read the full story at NYDailyNews - Luis BerriosJeffrey Lichtman, a senior partner of a well-known medical malpractice law firm in New York commented about the issue and tackles about the current state of medical malpractice cases in our court system.

  7. Jonathan said...

    Medical negligence claims are extremely complex and if you are hoping to pursue one it is essential that you seek specialist advice. Medical negligence cases enables patients and medical professionals to resolve disputes either through negotiation or through the help of the courts. So what is the difference between medical negligence and making a complaint? In a medical negligence claim you are asking for money to compensate you for an injury or illness you experienced whereas you are unlikely to receive any compensation for making a complaint; however you will more than likely receive answers to why your diagnosis or treatment was inadequate, receive an apology and perhaps prevent it from happening again in the future. You cannot at the moment take out a clinical negligence case while you have an ongoing NHS complaint. When you are contemplating making a medical negligence claim you need to think about what constitutes a reasonable standard of care. In many cases this is whether a doctor's actions are recognised as being proper by a body of medical opinion. Whatever the definition, if a doctor is found to have provided an adequate standard of care, then there has been no medical negligence and no medical malpractice. Do visit us at Medical negligence to get more idea about this.

  8. Jaz said...

    When any form of medical malpractice happens, you should always approach a malpractice attorney to get the compensation to which you are entitled.

  9. Avereen said...

    nice information.... Thanks for sharing this. These tips will be very helpful.
    medical negligence

  10. johan said...

    Thanks for Sharing helpful information with everyone.
    - Does a Doctor’s mistake always constitute Medical Malpractice or not?
    medical negligence claims

  11. aldrin james said...

    These tips are very important and we all should know this to be able to prevent medical malpractice. Having a malpractice insurance is also going to be a big help.

    claims or occurrence based malpractice insurance

  12. Duffy said...

    Thanks for this post!
    I was searching for the birth injury attorney cases and found this, I have gone thoroughly and found it very informative.

  13. Charles Briggs said...

    call a medical negligence lawyer immediately!

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