Dangers of a Medical Misdiagnosis

When we’re feeling under the weather, we rely on doctors to identify our symptoms and recommend treatment to help us get better. However, what happens when a doctor diagnoses you with the wrong illness? In many cases of medical error, your health could be put at serious risk. What are the dangers of misdiagnosis and…

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How Common is Cancer Misdiagnosis?

According to a study published in a 2013 issue of BMJ Open, one of the most common occurrences of medical malpractice is missed diagnoses. Accounting for 26 to 63 percent of total claims, patients with breast, colorectal and prostate cancers are more likely to be misdiagnosed early on. What happens when a doctor doesn’t recognize…

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Did Your Anesthesiologist Commit Medical Malpractice?

According to a Medscape Malpractice Report, many anesthesiologists are sued for medical malpractice each year. Oftentimes, an anesthesiologist can administer the wrong dose, improperly intubate or fail to give the patient proper instructions prior to surgery. If the patient is not monitored and complications go unnoticed, the result could be significant nerve damage. How do…

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Medical Malpractice and Cosmetic Surgery

Roughly two million cosmetic surgeries are performed in the US each year. In addition, nine million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox and fillers, are undergone. While “cosmetic surgery” is often used interchangeably with “plastic surgery,” the latter further encompasses procedures to heal and repair burn damage. On the other hand, cosmetic surgery is…

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Do You Think Your Doctor Committed Malpractice?

You go in for a surgical procedure, trusting the doctor’s expertise and expecting a positive outcome. Yet, once it’s over, you realize that something’s not quite right. Not long after the operation, you’re not healing correctly or another injury or illness has manifested and it dawns on you: Your doctor may have committed medical malpractice….

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