Do You Still Have a Claim If You are Drunk or Intoxicated When You Slip and Fall?

| February 27, 2014

Last Update: 7/13/17 Florida is a fun place to be. Those of us that live here – especially in South Florida with all its beautiful beaches — know it. All those tourists from out of state and other countries know it too. There are a lot of parties, celebrations, and recreational activity in our area […]

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Systems: Debate Over CPOE Increasing Risk of Some Medication Errors, Not Lowering Risk of Drug Mistakes

| December 19, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 For several years now, there’s been a lot of discussion over the implementation of the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems in the United States as a means of increasing patient safety from the dangers of medication errors along with other health care mistakes. However, it’s not at all clear that CPOE […]

Infographic: Medication Errors and Increase in E-Prescriptions by Pharmacies

| December 13, 2013

Pharmacists and AMA: Doctors Don’t Like Drug Stores Calling Them to Check on Their Pain Prescriptions

| December 12, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Many people may assume that doctors, nurses, and pharmacists all work together like a happy health team, working together to insure that the right drugs and medicines get to patients as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality these days. Medication errors and drug mistakes are a big problem in this […]

The Medication Error Index and the Medication Errors Reporting Program: Tracking Patient Injury and Patient Deaths Due to Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes

| December 3, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Medication errors, drug mistakes, and instances where medicine has hurt or killed a patient are notoriously under-reported in the United States; sometimes, it is only the suspicion of loved ones and their diligence in discovering what has happened to cause an untimely death or serious injury that results in the revelation that […]

Video: FDA Advice to Doctors and Physicians on How to Avoid Medical Errors Made Due to Illegible Prescriptions or Doctor’s Notes

| November 29, 2013

Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes: Does Bad Communication Between Medical Professionals Hinder Patient Safety From Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes?

| November 26, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) published research that everyone should know about which discusses an issue related to medication errors and drug mistakes that those outside the emergency rooms, doctor’s lounges, and hospital hallways may not realize exists: doctors and nurses and technicians and pharmacists don’t all get along in […]

Fentanyl Skin Patch Usage – Medication Errors and Drug Dosage Mistakes: Have You Been Prescribed Fentanyl for Pain Relief?

| November 21, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Fentanyl is a pain medication that is considered to be 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl has been around since the early 1960s, but it gained popularity in the United States for its pain-relieving abilities as a skin patch in the 1990s. Today, Fentanyl is present not only in skin transdermal […]

FDA Recall of Acetaminophen for Infants: How Dangerous is the Risk of Medication Errors and Dosage Mistakes for Babies Given Over the Counter Acetaminophen – Especially When the Product Is Flawed?

| November 5, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Back in February 2012, a recall was issued by Johnson & Johnson / McNeil Consumer Healthcare for over half a million (574,000) bottles of infant Tylenol after it was discovered that a problem with the dosing gizmo (something called a “flow restrictor”) could malfunction and cause the baby to get too little […]

Video: FDA Consumer Warning on Dangers of Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes

| November 1, 2013