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Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis

Medical Errors Are One of the Leading Causes of Death in the United States

Over 200,000 people die each year because of preventable medical errors, negligence or misdiagnosis. Perhaps just as alarming, according to Consumer Reports, is that there are thousands of physicians who are currently practicing, who also happen to be on medical probation.

When Medical Errors Become Medical Malpractice

Not Every Medical Error is Considered Medical Malpractice While doctors and healthcare professionals have an obligation to uphold a high standard of care for their patients, mistakes can and do occur. However, medical malpractice (a/k/a medical negligence) isn’t just making a mistake. Negligence is defined as “unreasonable conduct” on the part of the doctor or healthcare [...]

Opioid Malpractice Claims | Lawsuits

There is an Opioid Epidemic in this Country The over-prescription of opioids has led to increased dependency and countless deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses hit record levels in 2014 and jumped nearly 14% from the previous year. The sale of prescription opioids such as hydrocodone and oxycodone have quadrupled [...]

2020-02-25T16:43:51+00:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: , , |

Why A Poor Medical Outcome Is Not Enough To Win A Medical Malpractice Case

There are Three Essential Elements Which Must Be Proven in Any Medical Malpractice Case Negligence; Causation; and Damages -- “Negligence” is defined as unreasonable conduct by a medical professional (malpractice); -- “Causation” is defined as the “nexus” connecting the unreasonable conduct (negligence) with a resulting effect, typically an injury. A medical professional’s negligence must be the [...]

2019-11-06T21:34:32+00:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|

Pennsylvania Widower Alleges That Wife’s Brain Hemorrhage Was Malpractice

Brain Hemorrhage Malpractice Accusation A Pennsylvania widower has accused a local Willow Grove medical facility and its doctors of medical malpractice which resulted in the death of his wife from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. On August 28, 2016, Anne Springfield was admitted to the Emergency Department at Abington Memorial Hospital with generalized aches and fever. Doctors prescribed [...]

When Surgeons Operate on the Wrong Body Part | Surgical Checklist

What happens when a doctor performs the wrong surgery? Or removes the wrong organ? Or operates on the wrong patient? While this may seem like the stuff of science fiction or movies, sadly that is not the case. Serious and often life-threatening surgical errors often occur in operating rooms across the country. In fact, statistics show [...]

2019-11-06T21:30:02+00:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: |

Infections & Sepsis : Delays in Antibiotics & Medical Malpractice

Shockingly, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 25 patients will acquire an infection while in the hospital. These infections can be life-threatening, especially if not identified and treated quickly. The elderly, small children, and immuno-compromised patients are especially vulnerable to infections that can quickly get into the bloodstream and cause fatal sepsis. Untreated [...]

2019-11-06T21:30:11+00:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: |