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October 2015 Archives

Minimizing the risk of orthopedic surgery complications

Orthopedic surgical procedures in Pennsylvania can range from short outpatient visits involving the cleanup of bone spurs to major spinal reconstructions. Regardless of the magnitude of a surgery, there is a potential for complications in the hours and days following the procedure. Pain is one of the most common issues faced after surgery, but patients may also deal with more serious complications that could be life-threatening if not treated. In minimizing the risk of medical malpractice claims, an orthopedic surgeon may want to implement important measures for communicating with a patient and for evaluating complaints.

The effects of poorly labeled medication

Pennsylvania pharmacists are aware that medication may be considered mislabeled if the wrong instruction are printed on it or there are insufficient warnings printed on its label. It could also be mislabeled because someone misidentified the drug in the container. When a medication has an incorrect label, there is a high likelihood of harm to the patient who uses it. In some cases, death is possible for those who take the wrong medication or take an improper dose.