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DVT May Result in Death If Left Untreated

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Complications from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affect approximately one hundred thousand people each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the vein.  Most commonly, this occurs in the lower extremities of the body, such as the legs. DVT can be easily prevented and when diagnosed in a timely manner, it may have less severe consequences.  However, if left untreated, DVT may have serious effects on a patient, which include death.  

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Medical Errors Can Result In a Patient Falling into a Coma

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In the United States, there are more than one million people that fall into a coma each year.  A coma is a medical condition where a person is unconscious.  The duration of a coma varies between patients. However, when a coma lasts longer than a few weeks, it is likely that the patient will not recover and may remain in this vegetative state.  While a coma may occur as a result of an unexpected accident or terminal illness, it may also occur as a result of medical negligence.  

 

Common errors that may result in a patient falling into a coma include the following:

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New Report Urges Patient's Right to Know

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A new report examining negligent doctors, released by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), urges for changes in New York State.  The report argues that patients deserve to know if a doctor has previously been cited for negligence.

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