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Errors in the Healthcare System Could Potentially Kill You
Posted on Jul 09, 2007About 98,000 people die a year because of a mistake made by health professionals, making medical error the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Many of these deaths are caused by the lack of communication between your health care providers. This however may be prevented by the acute care clinical information system (CIS) which has all of your records on file. This computer has the power to store and revise information including: medical records, medications, lab results, and current treatments. Simple errors shouldn’t cost you you’re life. As hospitals and doctors get more up to date with technology, many medical mistakes of the past can be avoided, like prescribing conflicting drugs.
If you have suffered because of an error made by a health care professional contact Hajek, Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan. Your health is important to your family and us. It never hurts to call an injury lawyer as we work only on a percentage basis, so unless you make a recovery you owe us nothing.