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October 2013 Archives

Report: hundreds of instruments left in patients since 2005

When a patient schedules a surgical procedure, or is in an emergency situation that requires surgery, they often place their trust in the hands of medical professionals. These professionals often have years of training or are under supervision while attending to patients. However, even though doctors and nurses have a lot of training, they are still making severe surgical errors that can affect a patient's wellbeing for years to come.

5 people rescued from tug boat accident in Louisiana

Five people had to be rescued by emergency workers after the tugboat they were operating capsized near the Port of New Orleans. Although none of the five men sought medical attention or suffered from serious injuries, boating accidents can be very devastating.

Are men more likely to text while driving?

We see texting drivers everywhere. Some people think that they are immune to car accidents in Lake Charles, and they are better multitaskers than most people. A new study found that men are more likely than women to think that they can safely text while driving.

Police: inattentiveness factor in Lake Charles car crash

A car accident on Interstate 10 in Lake Charles earlier this week could have been much worse. Although no one was injured in the accident, police say a Ford F-350 pulling three other vehicles on a trailer was going to fast and the driver wasn't attentive when the crash occurred.

Medical mistakes avoidable through industry reforms

Medical mistakes cost lives. Across the country 1.3 million people per year experience injuries due to medication errors alone. Additionally, over 210,000 people die in hospitals from medical mistakes. These mistakes might be from a doctor operating on the wrong body part, improper surgical techniques, equipment being left inside a patient after an operation, improperly trained medical staff, or many other problems.

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