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October 2015 Archives

Clip found in woman highlights existence of 'never event'

There is no question that under some circumstances, undergoing a surgery is the best course of action. Depending on the medical condition one is living with, an operation could result in a great improvement to the patient’s health. Unfortunately, this is not always the outcome of these procedures. There are many reasons why the outcome of a surgery could lead to a patient being in a worse condition than when they started. A Canadian woman who was originally from Bulgaria knows this first hand.

Some vehicles are safer than others when it comes to teen drivers

Most parents in Ottawa will do whatever it takes to keep their children safe while in a vehicle. What that entails will vary depending on the age of the child. For teenagers who have their driver’s licence, the type of vehicle they drive could make a difference. The Globe and Mail recently published an article regarding the types of vehicles that are safest for teens in Canada to drive. The article relied upon information provided by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Addressing diagnostic errors in health care

It is fair to say that when a patient goes to the doctor for help with a medical condition, he or she is relying upon that medical professional to provide a certain level of care. Unfortunately this is sometimes more easily said than done and as a result of medical negligence, a patient could find that he or she is more seriously hurt.