TOP 10 REASONS TO STAY OUT OF THE HOSPITAL IN 2009

The Ecri Institute, which conducts patient safety research, issued a report last week listing the top 10 technology hazards for hospital patients. Without further adieu…here you go:

1. Alarm Hazards

2. Injuries from needle sticks and other sharp objects

3. Air embolism from contrast media injectors

4. Retained devices (like surgical sponges)

5. Surgical fires

6. Anesthesia hazards due to inadequate pre-use inspection

7. Misleading displays

8. CT radiation dosing

9. MR imaging burns

10. Fiberoptic light-source burns

My Question: What steps are being taken by the following hospitals in Western Virginia to prevent injuries from these technological hazards?

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, Danville Regional Medical Center, Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Carilion New River Valley Hospital, Montgomery Regional Hospital, Wellmont Bristol Regional Hospital, Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Alleghany Regional Hospital, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, and Tazewell Community Hospital

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.