There were a lot of questions that arose after an incident at Wesley Medical Center resulted in the death of a 77-year-old patient. Of the many questions, there was one that stood out above the rest: why had a registered nurse shut off the life-supporting machines of the patient who was receiving treatment at the hospital?
Residents in a southern Mississippi town received the shock of a lifetime when the floor below them collapsed at a youth center this month. People in the church said that while one of their student ministers was preaching his sermon, a low rumbling sound could be heard. Moments later, about 30 to 40 feet of the floor collapsed, sending parishioners about 12 feet to the kitchen area below.
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a common phrase that everyone here in Mississippi knows. And while most mistakes can be incredibly innocent in nature, other mistakes, such as medical errors, can have far-reaching consequences that can change someone else’s life forever.
When most people here in Mississippi think of a spinal cord injury, they probably think of it having been caused by a serious car accident, or perhaps as a result of sports, or even because of a serious premises liability situation. While there are a number of ways to suffer a spinal cord injury, few think of a slip-and-fall accident as a leading cause. But after looking at research collected by Johns Hopkins, our readers can see that this is exactly what is happening.