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...
  • Why Is Causation So Hard To Prove In A Medical Malpractice Case?
    No one should have to worry about being harmed when they seek medical assistance from a professional. Unfortunately, medical mistakes occur at alarming rates in the United States. If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation for what happened. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, our...
  • Understanding Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions in Women
    A misdiagnosis is not something anybody wants to experience. Unfortunately, one of the most common and detrimental medical mistakes is misdiagnosis. Women tend to be misdiagnosed more often than men when it comes to certain health conditions. Here, the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at The Weitz Firm, LLC want to look at the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions in women. Women...
  • 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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