In this series we show you the importance of being your own advocate when it comes to your health and the many ways you can prevent common medical errors.
Medical errors are considered the third leading cause of death in the United States. The American Association for Justice estimates that 440,000 errors resulting in death occur each year. We’ve learned a thing or two after handling medical malpractice cases for more than 30 years. We’ve learned that while medicine is complex, errors often can be prevented in simple, common sense ways. When you take charge of your own medical information you can actually decrease the odds it will happen to you.
2020 is finally here! For many of us, a new year signifies a fresh start; an opportunity to reflect and establish goals for bettering ourselves. Despite the negative stereotypes, having new year’s resolutions can be very helpful! These aspirations are sometimes health-related, like exercising more and losing weight. Here at Scartelli Olszewski, we think you should think BIGGER than the new year and plan for the decade! Just think how fast the last one went by!We thought about 2 things: a frame of mind and a course of action. The goal is to become your healthiest, happiest and most productive self. Call it the “Me first decade.” (MFD) At first blush it sounds selfish, but to those of us who are the “givers” in all our relationships it’s really rather unselfish because we learned the hard way that we serve others best by being strong and healthy. The MFD is a way for you NOT TO FORGET about YOU along the way.
So get to it!!!!! This is your decade!