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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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