Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S. A recent study led by a research team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shows that ‘medical errors’ are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind cancer and heart disease. For the purpose of the study, ‘medical errors’ was defined…Read More
Do you have a medical malpractice claim?
Do you have a medical malpractice claim? People usually visit the doctor for preventative care or to help improve their health, but in some cases, people leave in worse condition. Sometimes, that could be due to a doctor’s negligent behavior, or it could just be the unfortunate case of one’s health. If a doctor was…Read More
How “Caps on Damages” Ruin Healthcare for Everyone
How “Caps on Damages” Ruin Healthcare for Everyone Perhaps one of the most debated tort restrictions is whether or not there should be “caps on damages” in medical malpractice cases. New research revealed that the issue may now be indisputable. In research done by Northwestern University, five “cap” states were studied that also had Patient…Read More
How to Prevent Medical Errors
How to Prevent Medical Errors Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. The Institute of Medicine reported that as many as 48,000 to 98,000 people die in the US every year as a result of medical errors. No wonder so many people avoid the doctor’s office.…Read More
Misdiagnosis is the most popular and dangerous form of malpractice
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…Read More
12,000,000 Americans Harmed Annually By Medical Mistakes
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…Read More
Medical Errors Possibly the Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
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…Read More
How rescission committees can hurt your case
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…Read More
Sepsis: The Deadly Infection
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…Read More
What your doctor doesn’t know about your prescription
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…Read More