You turn to trusted doctors and other medical professionals to correctly diagnose and treat your ailments and get you back on the road to recovery. Sometimes, however, the doctor may drop the ball and make the situation worse.
You consulted with your doctor about the fibroids in your uterus, and they recommended a hysterectomy to fix the problem once and for all. With no more uterus, you'd never have to worry about them recurring and causing further problems.
There are certain people in life whom we are taught to trust. Our parents, our teachers, our spouses and our doctors are people in whom most of us have placed a great deal of trust over the years.
Unfortunately, if you have a loved one in a nursing home who develops bedsores, that's a clear indication of neglect by the caregivers. Bedsores are 100 percent preventable and are far easier to prevent than they are to treat.
There are some working in the medical field who thrive in the fast-paced, stressful environment. But constantly working long hours under varying levels of stress can have a cumulative effect on health care workers.
Emergency room physicians must have the abilities to quickly and accurately diagnose their critically ill patients. In the case of cerebral vascular accidents (CVA), more commonly known as strokes, this is even more vital. There is a "golden hour" after the onset of a stroke where treatment rendered is much more effective in limiting future damage. Miss it, and the outcome may not be optimum.
Imagine being told that you are HIV-positive. The doctor advises you to only have sex with other sero-positive patients and prescribes a grueling regime of medications that have crippling side effects.
If you're seeking surgery here in Louisville or elsewhere, it's normal to have concerns that something could go wrong during the procedure. While the majority of surgeries here in the United States go off without a hitch, every year there are too many "never events" and surgical errors that occur to patients.
A Louisville physician has been "indefinitely suspended" from practicing hormone medicine by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. 25 Again's medical director, Dr. Elizabeth Veeneman Bates, will retain her license to practice medicine and the clinic will not be shuttered.
When something goes wrong and a family member seeks medical treatment to fix the problem, you expect that the doctors and other medical professionals will correctly diagnose and treat the problem. You don't consider that their misdiagnosis and/or incorrect treatment protocols could render your loved one an invalid.