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Category: Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice and Mistakes: When Kidney Dialysis Errors Turn Disastrous

Across the United States, nearly 350,000 men and women are being treated for kidney failure. Of these people, more than 240,000 are dialysis patients. A dialysis treatment essentially acts as an artificial kidney, which cleans toxins, waste, and water from your bloodstream. This ultimately keeps your chemical levels balanced and your body functioning as normally [ Read More ]

Five of the Worst Medical Mistakes During Surgery

Medical mistakes affect an estimated 251,000 to 440,000 US patients each year. Surgical errors are a type of medical mistake that may cause irreversible harm, severe pain or death to patients. For instance, there was a recent story about a Florida woman who suffered severe pain for years due to a surgical error. She discovered [ Read More ]

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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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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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