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February 2016 Archives

The meaning of informed consent under South Carolina law

Any South Carolina resident who has undergone a medical procedure has heard the term "informed consent," but few know the term's meaning. As informed consent is required before any type of procedure, it is important for those who have surgeries scheduled to understand the term. In addition, it is also important for those who believe they are victims of medical malpractice to have a full understanding of the term.

What are the two most common medication errors?

Medication errors are among the most common causes of patient injury in South Carolina and across the country. Even though medical professionals know that this type of error can cause serious harms to patients, medication errors continue to happen in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. Some experts believe that by educating doctors and other health care workers, a decrease in the number of errors is possible. A major part of this education lies in understanding which errors are the most common.

Medical experts believe doctor errors medicine's biggest problem

When new doctors begin practicing medicine, they take an oath in which they promise to do no harm. This oath, known as the Hippocratic Oath, has its foundation in ancient Greece, and it is a promise to provide a standard of care. Unfortunately, in today's world, some doctors in South Carolina and elsewhere fail to meet this standard, which, according to some medical experts, is modern-day medicine's biggest problem.

Hospital negligence can lead to medical malpractice suits

In hospitals throughout South Carolina, regulations and protocols are in place that are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of all of the facilities' patients. When doctors, nurses or other members of hospital staff fail to adhere to the regulations or follow proper protocol, injuries or even death can result. If you or someone you love suffered due to hospital negligence, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice suit in an attempt to recover compensation for the resulting damages.

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