Georgia residents joined the nation in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. In 1969, American astronauts became the first human beings to step foot on our closest celestial neighbor. The astronauts who completed this mission attained a level of fame during their respective lives, but one may have lost his life as the victim of medical malpractice.
America is the "land of the free and the home of the brave," and citizens in modern times owe a great deal of gratitude to the brave men and women who served in the military to protect the freedoms to which we have become accustomed. Veterans serve the country they love, and when they are finished, they often require special care. VA hospitals and medical facilities are meant to ensure that veterans receive proper medical attention, but one Georgia VA hospital has been accused of medical malpractice.
Georgia residents probably trust that their doctor knows what's best when it comes to his or her personal health. Since it has been established that being overweight can cause or exacerbate a slew of health issues, it is not uncommon for a doctor to recommend that a patient aim for a body weight considered to be healthier. However, many patients say they feel pressured to try trendy new diets that may have adverse health effects in an attempt to please the doctor, and some now feel that a practice often called "fat shaming" classifies as medical malpractice.
Georgia residents are likely among the millions of Americans who put trust in a medical professional to make the right call regarding proper treatment for what ails them. While certainly, most doctors have a patient's best interest at heart, and do the best they can to make a patient comfortable, some behave in a careless manner that can cause further harm to a patient who is already suffering. When a doctor administers a heavy-handed dose of pain killers, a patient may even die, leaving loved ones to consider filing a medical malpractice suit.
Georgia residents would probably say that they trust their doctor. While certainly, many medical professionals do everything they can to provide exceptional care to their patients, medical malpractice suits are on the rise. A nationwide investigation into the matter has revealed several problems that put patients at serious risk of becoming a victim.
Many things could potentially put a nursing home resident at a greater risk of experiencing negligent care. One is if the facility he or she is staying at is understaffed. Understaffing could lead to important aspects of resident care being missed or not being given sufficient attention. It also could lead to the staff that are present feeling overworked and stressed, which could make them more prone to mistakes.