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Medical Malpractice

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A New Approach To The Malpractice Problem

For almost two decades, we’ve known that medical malpractice is an epidemic and a leading cause of death in the United States. The Institute of Medicine told us in 1999 that nearly 100,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals due to preventable medical mistakes. In 2010, the Office of the Inspector General for Health […]

MISDIAGNOSIS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, AND YOU

According to research recently published by the National Academy of Sciences and conducted by the Institute of Medicine, most adults seeking medical treatment will be the subject of at least one diagnostic mistake in a lifetime. Researchers determined that about twelve million adults are misdiagnosed every year in the United States. If you struggle with […]

KIDNEY DISEASE AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be treated if diagnosed early and accurately. However, if blood and urine test results are misread or misinterpreted, and if kidney disease is untreated or wrongly treated, it constitutes medical malpractice, and a patient’s condition can quickly deteriorate. The kidneys filter wastes and excess water from our blood, and they […]

MALPRACTICE IS EVERYWHERE

If you are a victim of medical malpractice because a doctor misdiagnosed your condition, you should discuss the matter – and your rights and legal options – with an experienced Fresno medical malpractice attorney. One doctor accused of malpractice in the Netherlands recently offered a rather shocking – yet somehow ironic – defense.

Doctor Ernst […]

WHO COMMITS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE? WHO SUFFERS?

Every day in the United States, innocent people are injured because a healthcare provider has been careless or negligent. Sometimes these malpractice incidents result in catastrophic injuries, lifelong disability, or even death. Malpractice can include more than doctors. Dentists, chiropractors, nurses, technicians, and others can be negligent and liable for injuries. When a person who’s […]

THE SCARIEST MALPRACTICE

It’s called “wrong-site surgery” or WSS, and it’s the scariest kind of medical malpractice. WSS includes:

  • surgery conducted on the wrong part or side of the body
  • the wrong surgical procedure
  • surgery performed on the wrong patient

Although WSS is rare, it’s rising at a rate that’s a genuine cause for concern. Only 15 WSS incidents […]

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