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In a new study looking at the years between 1998 and 2005, it was found that doctors, nurses and hospital staffs made 11,239 errors in filling prescriptions relating to surgery patients. These were cases of hospital negligence where either the wrong prescription was given or the wrong dosage of the correct prescription was given. The study coved 400 different hospitals over a seven year period. Even one error is too many. It is time for everyone involved in the health care delivery field to be more careful. There are too many avoidable deaths and injuries as a result of medical malpractice by doctors and hospitals. In New Jersey, you may check on the medical malpractice history of all doctors who practice medicine by going to

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