Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis

When you consult a medical professional, you are trusting them to leverage their years of expertise to accurately identify the cause of your pain and suffering. Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis are hardly on your mind when you walk into the doctor’s office. Misdiagnosis can happen though, and in some cases, it may be an […]

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Signs of a brain injury you need to know

Signs of a brain injury you need to know If you have been in a trucking accident, or have otherwise become injured, you may wonder if there is more damage than you initially experienced. The reality is that some injuries might not be fully apparent until a while after the initial injury. The reality is […]

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Multiple parties might be liable for your trucking accident

When you experience a trucking accident, there is a possibility of severe damage or injury. You expect compensation for the loss you incur, but it is not as simple as filing a claim with the trucking company responsible for the crash. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports the involvement of 5,237 large trucks or […]

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Can a bedsore lead to death?

Can a bedsore lead to death? When trusting your elderly family member to the care of a nursing home, you assume the best from the providers, the facility and the caregivers. Thoughts of neglect and abuse may never cross your mind. Unfortunately, the reality of nursing home situations is nationwide occurrences of tragic neglect and […]

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Medical “never events” and how they happen

Medical professionals (doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, etc.) are highly-educated and well-trained to provide you with a certain standard of care. When they follow specific technical procedures, you have a higher chance of recovery. Things that should never happen in a healthcare facility When healthcare professionals abandon protocol, their actions could lead to unnecessary pain and […]

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Recognizing nursing home neglect

When you entrust a loved one to the care of a nursing home facility, you expect them to follow through on the proper course of care. What if that is not the case and you find your loved one’s health declining inexplicably? Nursing home neglect may occur with little sign to you. What constitutes neglect […]

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How trucking company malfeasance causes accidents

Truck driving is a dangerous profession. If a freight company does not maintain specific safety procedures, they risk serious injury to other drivers. There are strict regulations meant to keep you safe on the road. Unfortunately, 5,005 fatalities occurred in 2017, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Continue reading to learn more about how […]

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The “big three” conditions associated with medical misdiagnosis

Many people associate medical malpractice with major surgical errors. However, a missed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis may prove just as fatal. Recent research by the Center for Diagnostic Excellence at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute has underscored the risks; in U.S. hospitals, misdiagnosis may account for between 40,000 and 80,000 deaths each year. Certain conditions may […]

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Was that medical mistake actually negligence?

The treatment did not end as you hoped. In fact, you now have other issues that stem from something you believed was safe and beneficial. Is the doctor on the hook? Missteps during treatment may result in lingering medical issues. If your doctor does not answer when you question the result, the reluctance may point to […]

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When surgery goes wrong

When you enter the hospital to undergo a procedure, whether routine or specialized, you expect your surgeon to be competent, attentive and alert. However, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), mistakes in the operating room are common, with at least 4,000 surgical errors occurring in the United States every year. Common causes of surgical errors […]

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