December 2019

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How and When an Emergency Room Should Transfer a Patient

There is a limit to the care that some emergency rooms can provide. Some patients will need specialty care and will require hospital admission or a transfer to a different emergency room. When the emergency room delays the transfer, the patient’s medical care is also…

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Three Reasons to Pursue a Chemotherapy Overdose Case

So much has changed in such a short amount of time. You or your loved one was getting cancer treatment and dealing with all of the health problems caused by the treatment, and then things suddenly and drastically got worse. You or your loved one…

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Chemotherapy Overdose May Cause Dangerous Cardiac Toxicity

You need chemotherapy to treat your cancer, but the last thing that you want is to develop another severe health problem. Chemotherapy medications are toxins that can cause serious health problems, such as cardiac toxicity. Before you start chemotherapy, you will review all of the…

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How an Oncology Nurse Can Cause a Chemotherapy Overdose

Nurses are a critical part of an oncology team. If you or a loved one has cancer, you may look to your nurse to educate you about chemotherapy treatment, coordinate your care with other professionals, provide you with direct care, and give you the support you need…

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The Danger of Underreported Radiation Mistakes

You consented to radiation treatment after discussing the benefits and risks with your doctor. Together, you decided that radiation to treat your cancer was worth the possible health risks. What you could not have accounted for—and should not have had to account for—was what would…

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How common are chemotherapy mistakes?

In a 2018 article published in The Lancet Oncology, researchers looked at chemotherapy errors from 1980-2017 to find out how common chemotherapy errors are and to identify possible solutions to help prevent future mistakes. According to the article: Chemotherapy errors present a potentially serious risk…

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