Category: Medical Malpractice

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The US is experiencing its worst flu season in decades. Tens of thousands of people have been hospitalized after developing the common viral infection. However, there have also been reports of deaths caused by separate illnesses that were believed to be cases of the flu. Numerous health conditions cause “flu-like…

Medical mistakes are responsible for an estimated 251,000 to 450,000 deaths in the US each year. Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake by health care providers. However, there are multiple types of diagnostic errors that could harm you or a loved one. The different types of diagnostic errors…

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If you read last week’s blog, then you know that cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that may be caused by a brain injury or malformation while the brain is still developing. You would also know that medical mistakes before, during and shortly after birth can lead to the development of…

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Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that may be caused by a brain injury or malformation while the brain is still developing. Children with this disorder may have difficulty controlling movements. They may also have moderate to severe cognitive impairment. Depending on the severity, children with this disorder may require…

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Nurses have crucial jobs in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical care facilities. These health care workers are heavily involved in caring for patients. Depending on the setting, nurses may spend more time with patients than other health care practitioners. However, it turns out nurses in Pennsylvania believe they are…

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An article published by the Wall Street Journal has questioned the integrity of the Joint Commission’s accreditation system. According to the article, the Joint Commission rarely revokes its seal of approval for hospitals who are not in compliance with federal safety rules. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization that accredits an…

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Fox 4, a Fox affiliate in Beaumont, Texas recently featured a story involving a colon cancer misdiagnosis where a doctor mistakenly diagnosed cancer as hemorrhoids. The story was part of an investigation Fox 4 was conducting on how colon cancer is impacting the younger generation. The woman whose colon cancer was misdiagnosed…

Earlier this year, PBS featured a report revealing that poor women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to lose their jobs during cancer treatment. Why Are Poor Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Losing Their Jobs? In addition to telling the personal stories of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and…

A 10-year-old girl from Memphis, Tennessee was misdiagnosed with strep throat and suffered a fatality from leukemia days later. After two days of complaints of severe stomach pain and discomfort, the girl’s mother brought her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with strep throat and administered an antibiotic shot. Within 24…