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Medical professionals need to speak up

One of the biggest risks to patients in medical settings is simply that other medical professionals may be nervous or reluctant to speak up when they notice that mistakes are being made. This was examined in a report call "Silence Kills." It looked at data spanning five years, and it was carried out by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Their findings included:

Doctors are hesitant to tell patients about all side effects

When a doctor prescribes a medication for you, he or she is supposed to tell the whole truth -- including what side effects you could face. This is known as informed consent, and it basically means that a patient must really know what he or she is consenting to before doing it.

Why 36-hour call nights were cancelled for doctors

Did you know that doctors used to work for 36 hours in a row when they were training? These were known as "call nights" and young medical professionals were on call for one day, the entirety of the night, and then the following day. Most of the time, though they'd try to catch naps, they didn't really get any sleep.

The rights of nursing home abuse or neglect victims

The decision to place a loved one into a nursing home is a difficult choice, and these facilities bear the responsibility to provide a certain standard of care for all residents. When they fail to do this, innocent people suffer both physical and emotional harm. If you suspect that your loved one in a nursing home is the victim of abuse or neglect, you can take steps to protect the interests of your vulnerable family member.

What is the statute of limitations for a malpractice case?

A medical malpractice case has to be brought to the court in a timely manner. If you go over the deadline, even in a case in which there is clear negligence and you have obviously been injured, you cannot proceed. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations.

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