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Is Medical Malpractice Really a Leading Cause of Death?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the most common causes of death every year in the United States. Its information is taken from death certificates that are completed by doctors, funeral directors, medical directors and coroners, but that information fails to take medical malpractice into account as a cause of death. The [ Read More ]

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Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Wrongful Death?

Medical mistakes are a leading cause of preventable injuries and deaths in the United States. Estimates for fatal medical mistakes range between 251,000 and 440,000 per year, depending on the source. Some of the most common medical mistakes, such as medication errors and misdiagnosis, can very easily result in the death of a patient under [ Read More ]

Why Are Maternal Mortality Rates Going Up in the US?

For many people, a birth injury involves the harming of a child during delivery, but in these situations, mothers are often in danger too. Maternal mortality has risen so much in the United States that pregnant women are around 50 percent more likely to die during childbirth than their mothers were. (AP News) Worse yet, [ Read More ]

Is Overtreatment Considered Medical Malpractice?

According to the National Cancer Institute, overtreatment is the treatment of a cancer (or any other health problem or disorder) that would have been asymptomatic or gone away on its own. Overtreatment can include unnecessary tests, screenings and treatments. Recent studies have discussed “overtreatment” in detail. A study in PLOS One reviewed what physicians believe [ Read More ]

Diagnostic Errors: Common Causes and Possible Outcomes

Medical mistakes kill an estimated 251,000 to 440,000 U.S. patients each year. Depending on which study you are referencing, the number of deaths will vary. We simply do not know how many U.S. patients are killed by medical mistakes each year. Many other patients suffer serious (sometimes permanent) injuries. There are different types of medical [ Read More ]

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