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Misdiagnosis can lead to traumatic experiences

The diagnosis of cancer is difficult for anyone to hear. However, what if that diagnosis is incorrect? You might end up undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other treatments that are unnecessary. If this occurs and you eventually find out that you never had cancer, you might feel elated at first.

Stay involved in your medical care to prevent errors, notes study

Imagine going in for a surgery on a testicle only to find out when it is over that the doctor removed your healthy testicle. This would be a nightmare for any man. Sadly, it does happen sometimes. The incidence of wrong site surgery isn't as prevalent as what it was in the past, but it is still a horrible issue.

Medical malpractice bill advances after it passes the House

Health care coverage is one of the hot topics in this country right now. While most people are hyper-focused on the cost of obtaining health insurance and the number of people who will keep or lose coverage, there are some other points that many people might not be aware of.

The type of malpractice case determines the points of focus

As we recently discussed, the standard of care in medical care is often one of the points that is covered in a medical malpractice lawsuit. There are other points that might also need to be covered in these cases. Understanding what needs to be discussed in your case can help you with your claim.

Informed consent is important in the medical field

Medical care isn't an area in which people should make uninformed decisions. Every decision must be carefully weighed by the patient, especially if there are considerable risks. When patients aren't provided with the information necessary to make their decisions, they might end up being harmed by medical care that they wouldn't have gotten if they had known the risks.

Patients can suffer due to hospital staff communication problems

Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide patients with proper treatment. And teamwork is an essential element of good care. All doctors and hospital staff members must work in concert to ensure their patients' safety and well-being. And this means that they must constantly keep the lines of communication open among themselves. To do otherwise can yield serious or even fatal results.

Cerebral palsy could indicate a birth injury

You may not realize, but cerebral palsy is not a particular condition or illness, it is a general term that is used to describe a variety of brain and nervous system disorders that affect a child's brain. Cerebral palsy is typified by the effect these disorders have on bodily functions and movement. This post will go over cerebral palsy and how it could give rise to a claim.

Initial steps in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice is a type of lawsuit that you can file against a physician or hospital when you suffer an injury due to a mistake or omission. The error can range from using the improper tool or improperly using the correct tool to even operating on the wrong body part or leaving a tool inside of you. If this happens to you, you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries and to pay for future medical care to address the damage.

Woman awarded $4.25 million in medical malpractice settlement

When we go in for a procedure at the hospital or doctor's office, we expect our caretakers to exercise the greatest caution and live up to the Hippocratic oath to "do no harm." And, in most cases, that's exactly what happens. Our doctors perform a great service for our country and should be given the admiration that the profession demands. However, there are times when doctors make mistakes. In fact, it's estimated that 98,000 people die each year in the United States because of a medical error.

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