Medical Malpractice

5 things not to do in the Emergency Room

May 16, 2014

5 things not to do in the Emergency Room A Harvard University analysis found that of more than 90,000 U.S. emergency room visits, one in four heart-attack patients waited 50 minutes or more to be seen by a physician. Experts attribute the long wait to too many patients and too few beds. Experts say that…

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Misdiagnosis is the most popular and dangerous form of malpractice

April 24, 2014

Misdiagnosis Most Common Form of Medical Malpractice Although many people think of surgical error or prescribing the wrong medication as medical malpractice, but a significant amount of medical malpractice comes from misdiagnosis of patients. This can actually be quite a bit more dangerous than other forms of malpractice. Diagnostic error is the incorrect diagnoses after…

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12,000,000 Americans Harmed Annually By Medical Mistakes

April 18, 2014

Medical Mistakes Harm 1 in 20 Adult Patients Every year, like the birds returning north, medical lobbyists and their insurance carriers argue for more protection for doctors.   They shriek “frivolous lawsuits, frivolous lawsuits” as if it’s some mantra against litigation.  And pass new “tort reform” laws to reduce lawsuits and take away patient’s rights and…

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Share the Road- Pedestrian and Cyclist Death Rates Are Rising

April 14, 2014

Share the Road When the weather warms up pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists are on the road more frequently. Since we do not usually see them, it can be easy to not expect them or watch for them, which in turn can lead to an accident. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind…

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How to Protect Yourself from Deadly Listeria

April 10, 2014

Listeria Being the third leading cause of death from food poisoning and infecting nearly 1600 people every year, Listeria should be raising your eyebrow. At least 90% of people who get Listeria infections are pregnant women and their newborns, people 65 years or older, or people with weak immune systems. Listeria is a bacteria that…

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Medical Errors Possibly the Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

April 3, 2014

Medical Errors Leading Cause of Death in U.S. We have discussed medical errors and malpractice several times on our blog, but we recently came across some staggering numbers that we wanted to share with you. The Journal of Patient Safety estimated that between 400,000 and 425,000 Americans die as a result of medical errors. If this is…

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How rescission committees can hurt your case

March 3, 2014

Rescission Committees are becoming the evil villain Imagine you were diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and your insurance coverage is cancelled because you failed to disclose that you visited a dermatologist for acne. Or consider your loved one dying of lymphoma and their policy getting revoked for failure to report a possible aneurysm and gallstone…

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Sepsis: The Deadly Infection

February 28, 2014

Sepsis: The Deadly Infection What starts as a minor infection can become a fight for your life. It occurs in 1-2% of all hospitalizations in the United States, affects over 1.6 million Americans a year, and out of those 258,000 die. Sepsis can harm a person at any age and any physical state, making it…

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What your doctor doesn’t know about your prescription

January 30, 2014

Prescription Medication Secrets It is a scary reality when you do not know if the medication you are taking is good for you or not, and no matter how much your doctor had confidence in the drug, they may not have known that it was harmful. Ben Goldacre who is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical…

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The Growing Epidemic of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

January 23, 2014

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Meet Karen, a 40-year-old mother who has had back pain for several years. Karen went to her primary physician and was prescribed a generic version of Vicodin. After taking the Vicodin for a few weeks the pain returned and Karen ended up at several pain specialists who gave her different forms and…

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