There are many ways that your medical care can go wrong. All of the phases from diagnosis to treatment can have some type of error.
Studies of error types: An Institute of Medical Report attempted to quantify the types of medical errors that occur in healthcare settings.
One cited study lists causes of errors as follows:
A new study shows that a simple blood test can determine whether or not someone has had an epileptic seizure.
The idea that we can implant a Star Trek-type device that will detect seizures and interrupt them without causing injury is entirely new. And exciting. And scary.
Especially for those people with epilepsy who have seizures that begin at one focal point in the brain, but aren’t appropriate for epilepsy surgery.
I have a confession to make.
I’m the queen of “Post-Its”. I have Post-Its on tables, counters, walls, doors. I don’t know how I lived without them.
I guess, in the “old” days, I was the same with lists. Many lists. And way too much Scotch Tape.
Factoid: The man who invented Post-Its was an employee at 3M (also the maker of Scotch Tape) who went to his boss with a bright new idea. I don’t know if he got a raise, but he gets no royalties. Just my undying admiration and thanks.
Anyway, short of taking stock in 3M, here are some other suggestions…
To say that lack of memory is a major worry for those of us with epilepsy is hardly a surprise.
In fact, it’s the number one concern.
Simply put, memory is our brain’s ability to store information and find it again later…
A newly-released report from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has revealed that 28 new medications are in development to treat epilepsy and seizures.
Every year, patients and potential patients alike, look forward to the U.S. News and World Report’s list of top ranking hospitals. Attached are links to their most current lists for Adult and Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery. This year, more 1,326 hospitals for adults are included. The top 50 are ranked and the rest are listed alphabetically.
Malpractice, negligence, arrogance. The doctor’s oath of “DO NO HARM,” seems to have been forgotten.
Instead of humane and compassionate treatment, doctors and hospitals are treating epilepsy patients with little or no regard for their condition.
Here are some chilling examples:
Below is a compilation by website forum members who have had positive personal experiences with docs over the years.
The recommendations come from people like YOU.