Medical Malpractice

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The US is one of several countries where thyroid cancer misdiagnosis appears to be on the rise, according to data collected in a recent study. Reportedly, the Aviano National Cancer Institute (ANCI) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) combined forces to conduct the study. The findings were revealed in…

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Medical Xpress, a health and medical news website, released a report at the end of August detailing the results of a study about multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis. According to the study’s results, which were published in Neurology, a medical journal, doctors and hospitals often misdiagnose other conditions as MS. The 24 researchers behind…

In this interview, personal injury attorney Brian Hall offers his professional perspective regarding surprising medical malpractice statistics recently published in a New England Journal of Medicine article: “Prevalence and Characteristics of Physicians Prone to Malpractice Claims”. Q: “Do you think attorneys were surprised by the information in the article?” A: “I think many of us intuited…

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine sought to better understand the distribution of medical malpractice claims, and postulated that if physicians who are prone to malpractice claims could be reliably identified earlier, the effort to improve the overall quality of care might be advanced. Large amounts…

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a medical provider’s failure to competently perform his or her medical duties. In the great state of Pennsylvania, cases of medical malpractice run rampant. Last year alone, there were 1,512 medical malpractice cases filed. And today, it’s no secret that medical…

Despite advances in obstetrical science, childbirth can still be a complicated process. Yet many in Philadelphia still perceive the delivery of a baby to be a routine procedure, and thus are shocked when complications do occur. Such complications can be catastrophic due to the fragile nature of unborn babies, often…

Patients in Philadelphia enjoy access to the finest healthcare system in the world. Yet even with all of the advances made in modern medicine, simple factors such as open communication between doctors and patients still have a dramatic effect on treatment outcomes. When the two sides fail to communicate effectively,…