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How many lives are really lost due to medical mistakes?

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Medical malpractice often is not fatal. It can still lead to serious injuries and the need for extensive care, but doctors are able to rectify their mistakes. However, the most serious cases can prove fatal. Before assuming that this is an uncommon occurrence, take a moment to consider just how…

Painful consequences of unnecessary back surgery

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Millions of people suffer from back pain. It might come and go or be chronic; it could be the result of an old injury or a medical condition; the pain could be constant or flare up from time to time. Whatever back pain looks like for an individual, they could…

Patients harmed by medical professionals stealing, using drugs

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The opioid crisis hasn’t been in the news as much lately (largely because of the Covid-19 pandemic), but the problem hasn’t gone away. These powerful drugs continue to ruin and end the lives of Americans of every race and socioeconomic status. Even the medical professionals who dispense these drugs are…

What to consider before making a medical malpractice claim

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Did you know that billions of dollars are paid out to recipients of medical malpractice claims each year? There is an alarming number of medical malpractice accusations in the United States. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has even gone so far as to state that medical negligence…

Is your doctor too busy?

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You go in for an appointment with the doctor, hoping they can shed some light on your condition. You know something is wrong, and it’s changed your life dramatically, but you don’t know what you’re dealing with. You want to find out and it’s incredibly important to you to get…

The link between medical malpractice and emotional trauma

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Dealing with medical conditions and procedures can create a lot of emotional stress. As a patient, you may be worried about your future health as well as the surgery that you will have to undertake. In addition to this preliminary stress, unsuccessful procuedures or unexpected medical issues can become too…

Incorrect test results led to incorrect cancer diagnoses

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Over two dozen patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center received incorrect pathology test results, according to the findings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These false results led to several patients being diagnosed with cancer that did not have cancer, and one patient who did have cancer…