Tips to Help Avoid Hospital Negligence

Although you can not change the actions of the surgical staff once you are under anesthesia, there are some preventative measures you can take to help reduce your risk of hospital negligence.

Before Surgery

Be sure to ask plenty of questions about your procedure, so you fully understand what is going to be done. Your doctor is responsible for fully explaining the procedure in simple terms so that you understand it. If you are going to be under general anesthesia, use a marker to indicate the area to be operated on. Also be sure to have a friend or family member be there with you to act as your advocate.

Tell your surgeon, nurse and any other hospital staff member any medication you are on (including prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs). Be sure all hospital staff is aware of any allergies you have, or any adverse reactions you have experienced.

Filling Prescriptions

When you are getting a prescription filled, make sure it is the correct drug and ask about details regarding negative interactions, possible side effects and how to properly take the drug. Also inquire about any food, beverages or activities to avoid while on this medication.

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