A Comprehensive Guide to Failure to Diagnose Medical Malpractice Cases

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  • A Comprehensive Guide to Failure to Diagnose Medical Malpractice Cases
    One area of medical malpractice that concerns a growing number of individuals is failure to diagnose. To many people’s surprise, failure to diagnose is a type of medical malpractice case that can be taken to court. While these issues are oftentimes written off as simple errors that cannot be pursued in a court of law, this is a misconception. The...
  • Misdiagnosis Claims Rise As Other Medical Malpractice Claims Fall
    Misdiagnosis Claims Rise As Other Medical Malpractice Claims Fall
    From 2013 to 2017, errors related to diagnosis were the largest source of medical malpractice claims in the United States. One of the most important things a doctor does it evaluate a patient, make a diagnosis, and then begin treatment. Unfortunately, there are many factors that go into why a misdiagnosis is made and many of them revolve around errors...
  • Why Are Diagnostic Mistakes So Much Worse?
    Why Are Diagnostic Mistakes So Much Worse?
    When you go to see a healthcare professional, you expect to be treated with a high standard of medical care. The last thing you expect is to be misdiagnosed by a person who is highly trained in their field of medicine. How many medical professionals do you see a year? Consider these: Primary care physician ER doctors and nurses Optometrist...
  • Major Misdiagnosis Leads To Fatality
    Major Misdiagnosis Leads To Fatality
    The CDC recently reported the death of an unnamed woman after she contracted rabies during an out-of-country visit. She was reportedly in India when she was bitten by a puppy on her right hand, but opted to treat herself. After a few weeks of being home, she began experiencing pain in her right arm and visited an urgent care center....
  • Is There A Lower Standard Of Care During Holidays?
    Is There A Lower Standard Of Care During Holidays?
    We know that the holidays are just getting behind us, something you are probably thankful for right now. One thing that caught our attention was an article pointing out that going to the hospital in July, over the weekend, or during the holidays “can be riskier for patients because of factors such as medical, errors, understaffing or staff fatigue.” Have...
  • College Student’s Medical Records Completely Wrong
    College Student’s Medical Records Completely Wrong
    Morgan Gleason has a rare autoimmune disease that has left her with symptoms such as muscle weakness and skin rashes. She has been dealing with it since she was little, but she’s in college now. After a recent visit to the doctor’s office, she requested her medical records, something she does after each visit. She saw that they said she...
  • Pennsylvania Study Shows Misdiagnosis Problems
    Pennsylvania Study Shows Misdiagnosis Problems
    We want to bring you a study that has been released by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, a government agency that seeks to improve patient care through the state. In a recent paper published, they looked at identifying and learning from diagnosing mistakes and how to improve patient outcomes. The report used an online database to look at 1,212 reports,...
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