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When Is a Diagnostic Error Considered Medical Malpractice?

When Is a Diagnostic Error Considered Medical Malpractice? Seeking professional medical information and guidance from a physician in regards to an injury or illness can be very stressful. Worrying about all the possible outcomes can be an unsettling idea that lingers in a patient’s mind. One alarming area of concern that most convalescents are not Read More

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What Are the Most Common Types of Surgical Errors?

What Are the Most Common Types of Surgical Errors? Anyone who is required to undergo surgery is likely to be worried about the risks involved in the procedure, the potential complications, and the effects to their overall health. However, the possibility of surgical errors is an additional concern for many patients. This is one of Read More

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case? When you check into a hospital for treatment, surgery, or the birth of a child, you rightfully expect safe, expert-level care. Unfortunately, medical errors made by doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals lead to many catastrophic and even fatal injuries for newborns, children, and adults alike. Medical malpractice Read More

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The Link Between Physician Burnout and Medical Errors

The Link Between Physician Burnout and Medical Errors Physicians have a very demanding job, which involves caring for others and providing critical medical advice for their patients. Sometimes, physicians provide insufficient advice or misdiagnose patients, which can lead to medical malpractice claims. The main cause is physician burnout. A burnout can be defined as a Read More

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A Medical Error Resulting in Postoperative Blindness May Give Rise to a Medical Malpractice Claim

If a clinician fails to periodically move a patient during surgery, the patient can experience devastating effects. In some instances, a patient may have postoperative blindness as a result of continuous pressure on the optic nerve. Commonly, this occurs in spinal surgery cases, which are often very long procedures where a patient is forced to Read More

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Pancreatic Cancer: A Silent Killer!

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), seven percent of all cancer-related deaths are due to pancreatic cancer. The ACS estimates that approximately 44,330 people will die this year as a result of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer occurs in the tissue of the pancreas, which is located in the abdominal cavity. The pancreas is responsible Read More

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Hematology Errors Can be a Killer

In the United States, there are over 15,000 hematologists practicing medicine. A hematologist is a licensed physician that specializes in the study of blood, blood-forming organs, and blood disorders in order to diagnose and treat patients with blood-related diseases. Some types of blood disorders include: Sickle Cell; Hemophilia; Lymphoma; Leukemia; Thalassemia; Myeloperoxidase deficiency; Von Willebrand Read More

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Intubation Errors are Becoming More Common

In certain situations, a person may be unable to breathe on his or her own, which requires a doctor to intubate a patient. Intubation is a procedure where a clinician inserts a tube down a patient’s airway and connects it to a ventilator. While this is a very common procedure, patients can be injured during Read More

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Clinicians Make Mistakes While Inserting and Maintaining Feeding Tubes

Clinicians Make Mistakes While Inserting and Maintaining Feeding Tubes Under certain circumstances, a person may be unable to eat food, which requires a clinician to insert a feeding tube into the person’s stomach in order for he or she to receive proper nourishment. However, there are some instances where the patient is injured during the Read More

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Protecting Your Health Against Medical Malpractice

Protecting Your Health Against Medical Malpractice On behalf of Marcel Sager of Goldberg Sager & Associates posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, February 16, 2018. Whenever you go to see your doctor, you are placing a large amount of trust in his or her experience to help you navigate symptoms, identify treatment options and secure your long-term health. While it is Read More

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