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...
  • Bill Paxton’s Family Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    Beloved Hollywood actor Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017. He had suffered a stroke 11 days after undergoing heart surgery. Although his first surgical procedure, which was meant to repair a damaged valve and address an aortic aneurysm, was planned, Paxton also had to undergo a second emergency procedure the day after his first surgery to repair a...
  • How Hospital Patients Can Develop Sepsis
    A patient goes to the hospital to improve their health. Unfortunately, in some instances, a visit to the hospital can result in a patient developing a new health condition. This may happen when a doctor or member of the staff is careless. Sepsis is one particularly noteworthy example of a health issue that has been known to strike hospital patients....
  • 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...
  • Doctors May Be Intoxicated More Often Than Patients Realize
    Performing surgery, diagnosing conditions, prescribing medications, and performing virtually any other type of complex medical task requires attention and vigilance. If a physician is not in peak mental condition, they can potentially make errors that can cause serious harm or even death to patients.  Naturally, it is absolutely unacceptable for a doctor or other such health care worker to be...
  • Recent Court Decision Would Redefine the Meaning of “Cause of Death”
    Currently, in Pennsylvania, there is no exact definition of the term “cause of death.” Lawmakers and medical professionals have come to a common understanding of what is meant by “cause of death.” Typically, this refers to what is written on the death certificate. However, recently courts have found the term to be broad and ambiguous.  The ambiguity of the term...
  • Common Emergency Room Errors in Pennsylvania
    When someone goes to the emergency room, they anticipate that their needs will be met quickly and with competent care. However, emergency rooms can be a chaotic environment at times, and many of them are understaffed. Even well-intentioned medical professionals have several possibilities to make mistakes as a result of this.  Patients may suffer major problems or die as a result of errors in...
  • Nation’s Leading Cause Of Accidental Death: Medical Errors And Accidents
    Perhaps no professionals are more trusted than those working in the medical field, and usually, this trust is well-placed. However, the fact that the nation’s leading cause of accidental death is medical errors and accidents underscores the fact that there is a problem among doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, and other medical professionals tasked with keeping Americans safe from harm. The Weitz...
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