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How to survive your hospital visit series: While you’re in the waiting room

Your attentiveness to your care should continue when you’re sitting in the E.R. in order to ensure the safest hospital visit.

1. Stay on their radar. Earlier this summer, a 49 year-old victim of Illinois medical malpractice complaining of chest pain died in an E.R. waiting room. Bring a friend who can speak up for you.
2. Do not read the magazines. If you have kids with you, do not let them play with the toys. British researchers recently found toys in an ICU swarming with various strains of bacteria.

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