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Is Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Going to the doctors’ office can be a stressful event, especially when you are experiencing pain or discomfort from a medical ailment. The doctor must be able to properly diagnose your medical issue. If the doctor does not properly diagnose you, it may cause your condition to worsen or develop into another ailment all together. Medical malpractice can occur when doctors harm patients by not providing them with the medical standard of care. Malpractice cases can include medical errors, childbirth injuries or surgical mistakes. One type of mistake that is commonly addressed in many medical malpractice lawsuits is misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Factors of Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis The doctor… Read More

Is Dockless Transportation Safe? Why Denver Is Pulling Electric Scooters From the Streets

Is Dockless Transportation Safe?

The new craze hitting the streets and sidewalks of Denver is dockless transportation. Transportation equipment companies are providing bicycles and scooters to consumers to rent for across city transit. Companies, like Lime and Bird, have scooters all over major cities including Denver. Though these companies are providing easier ways to commute in large cities and reducing motor vehicle traffic, they may not be safest ways to commute. Denver’s Department of Transportation and Denver Public Works have instructed dockless transportation companies to remove all equipment from sidewalks and streets. The request from DDOT was in an effort to create safer ways to access dockless transportation while leaving sidewalks and streets unobstructed…. Read More

We Are Now in the “100 Deadliest Days of Driving” for Teenagers

What to know about the 100 deadliest days of driving for teenagers.

More than 2,000 teenagers die in car accidents each year. Another 200,000 plus are treated in emergency rooms. These are sobering statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which collects data on fatalities and injuries. Each year between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the number of teenage driving deaths increase. AAA and the National Safety Council (NSC) call this period the “100 deadliest days of driving” for teenagers. Between 2012 and 2017, almost 2,000 people died in traffic accidents involving teenage drivers. There are a couple of reasons why teenage driving accidents increase during the summer months. Teenagers are generally not in school during the summer,… Read More

Common Causes of Pharmacy Errors

We explain common pharmacy dispensing errors.

We depend on our local pharmacies to provide us with prescription drugs that cure our ailments. By using a pharmacy, you have access to medications that can treat chronic pain, the flu, a headache or dangerous infections. However, there are thousands of cases each year where pharmacy patients do not receive the correct prescriptions to treat their health conditions. Pharmacy errors can lead to life-altering injuries or death. For instance, there was a case in 2016 where a Loveland boy died after a pharmacist gave him 1,000 times the recommended dose of Clonidine. In this case, the pharmacist incorrectly mixed the drug. Prescription drug errors can occur for various reasons…. Read More

Deadly Drains, Bacteria and Other Common Swimming Pool Dangers

We explain hazards that could lead to a swimming pool injury or death.

Summer has finally arrived. Warm weather will bring millions of people to public and private swimming pools. While swimming is a classic summer pastime, it is also a cause of injuries and deaths. Drownings, infections, falls and electrocutions happen each year. To prevent a swimming pool injury or death this summer, beware of the following hazards while enjoying swimming pools and spas: Dangerous pathogens. Swimming pools may contain dangerous microbes, especially if they are unsanitary. Pathogens such as coli, rotavirus and Salmonella can infect swimmers. Although very rare, unsanitary swimming pools may also contain the “brain-eating amoeba” (Naegleria fowleri). Electrical hazards. Poor maintenance practices and defects can cause electrocutions. Underwater… Read More