Heart Attack Misdiagnosis More Common in Women

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  • Heart Attack Misdiagnosis More Common in Women
    A heart attack is a medical emergency. To ensure a patient experiencing a heart attack receives proper care, physicians must recognize the signs of an attack when one occurs. Unfortunately, sometimes patients don’t receive the care they need because negligent doctors fail to diagnose their heart attacks. There’s also evidence to suggest that female patients may be victims of this...
  • Common Defenses in Medical Malpractice Cases
    If you’ve been the victim of a healthcare professional’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and other such losses you incurred due to their carelessness. You can pursue the compensation you’re owed by filing a medical malpractice claim with the insurance of the negligent doctor or healthcare facility. If they won’t offer a fair...
  • 3 Alarming Facts About Medical Errors in the US
    Physicians and other healthcare professionals are held to very high professional standards. This is as it should be. Doctors have the opportunity to play a critical role in the lives of their patients. Unfortunately, that means that they also have the power to do harm or allow harm to befall a patient if they are negligent. This guide is not...
  • The Relationship Between Doctor Fatigue & Medical Malpractice
    Treating patients and performing any of the numerous other tasks involved in being a medical professional can be demanding both physically and mentally. To ensure patient safety, it is critical that health care workers get proper rest. Sadly, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to be fatigued at work. This can result in errors that may have serious consequences...
  • Surgical Errors Cost Families the Lives They Were Meant to Have
    Early one frosty morning, a single mother of two was getting ready for work. While her older daughter made cereal, her one-year-old was ready to go, jumping in her crib and laughing. As she bent down to pick up her youngest, she felt a searing pain in her lower back. Thinking quickly, she made sure the baby was safe in...
  • Minors Injured By Medical Mistakes Have More Time To File Claims
    The last thing that anybody wants to experience is an injury caused by the negligence of a medical provider. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are not uncommon in this country. Researchers from Johns Hopkins have stated that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. In general, medical malpractice victims have two years from the point...
  • A Medical Mistake Made One Doctor Think Twice
    At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we regularly discuss the damage that medical mistakes can cause for victims. Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. Here, we want to highlight a recent story in the Philadelphia Enquirer that shows how one doctor learned from a mistake he made. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys are here to...
  • Are Most Medical Mistakes Preventable?
    Are Most Medical Mistakes Preventable? Medical mistakes are not something many people think about until the time approaches for them to undergo some sort of medical procedure. However, researchers say that medical errors one of the leading causes of death in this country. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we are dedicated to helping victims of medical errors secure the compensation...
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