According to statistics, the number of medical malpractice claims which get paid has been steadily on the decline since they peaked in 2001. For example, in 2017, and among all medical professionals, there were just over 10,000 paid claims. In 1991, the number was much closer to 20,000.
According to a recent report, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The report suggests that residents of Georgia who go to doctors and other medical professionals to get healthier may actually be putting their health at risk.
The condition of sepsis, and its more severe cousin, septic shock, is scary for a number of reasons. For one, it is a potentially fatal response by the body to a stubborn infection. If left untreated, it can cause irreparable damage to a person's organs.
Many people throughout Northern Georgia, even if they have not experienced one personally, have probably heard of some nightmare childbirth scenarios in which the newborn gets seriously injured during labor and delivery.
Although the incident happened in a neighboring state, a surgery gone wrong has attracted the attention of at least one Georgia media outlet located in Atlanta.
This blog has repeatedly reminded its Georgia that many, if not most, of the more powerful drugs and medications doctor prescribe and pharmacists dispense carry a lot of risk with them.
A botched circumcision case that involved an infant boy's losing part of his penis was headed to the jury for a decision after closing arguments. The incident which gave rise to this case happened, and the ensuing trial occurred, in another Georgia county not too far from Rome.
Like other licensed professionals in this state, physicians are expected to adhere to certain standards of behavior and competence. If they do not do so, then regulators with the state are supposed to take action against their licenses so their tendency to make medical errors cannot harm other patients.
For those who might not be familiar with the concept, mediation is a process that involves two parties who are in a dispute discuss their positions with the help of a neutral party who has training and experience with facilitating negotiations. Both sides are free to stop mediating at any time and do not have to enter an agreement. Moreover, the process is confidential, so what gets discussed in mediation will not be brought up in court.
A dermatologist who filmed herself dancing and singing along to rap music while in the middle of her surgical procedures on patients was suspended by the board in charge of regulating Georgia doctors. She is challenging her suspension as a violation of due process.