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One hospital provides three examples of medical malpractice

The need for medical care can come at any point in life. We, as patients and those who support loved ones who need medical care, expect quality care. We do not expect negligent and reckless actions by medical professionals to result in injuries. When this is the case, a medical malpractice case could exist.

Early lung cancer detection crucial for survival

No one ever wants to hear that they have cancer. Yet, most would like to know as soon as possible so that they could receive treatment. Survival rates are far better for lung cancer patients in the early stages, yet doctors only diagnose roughly one-eighth of all lung cancer cases before the disease spreads to other parts of the body.

Clearly, early detection is especially important when it comes to lung cancer. Yet, doctors often make diagnoses after the disease’s most treatable stages. Why is this? There is one possible reason.

What are five symptoms of placental abruption?

Expectant parents anxiously and excitedly await the day when their little one will arrive. While pregnancy and the birth of a baby should be an exciting and joyous time, it can quickly turn stressful and difficult if pregnancy complications arise.

The March of Dimes cites that placental abruption only affects about one out of 100 women. However, it is a serious complication that could have catastrophic consequences.

CMS accuses MD Anderson of putting patients in jeopardy

The Untied States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently accused the nationally recognized MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of serious patient care deficiencies. The accusations came after the agency investigated of the facility. The agency reported it found at least three instances that put patients in “immediate jeopardy” as well as deficiencies in 9 of the 23 areas investigated.

Drug manufacturer loses attempt to throw out birth defect lawsuit

The off-label use of medications can result in serious injury. A recent case involving a medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by chemotherapy or radiation therapy patients provides an example.

More on the medication: What was it and where did it come from?

Pathologist error injures two patients

One of the jobs of a pathologist is to review and test samples sent to the lab to aid in diagnosis of various illnesses. In some cases, the specimens include tissue samples flagged for potential cancer. An error in the diagnosis can lead to serious harm. A case provides an example of how a single error led to the injury of two patients.

Who is responsible for medical malpractice? Three possible options.

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, occurs when a health professional fails to provide his patient with the duty of care expected of his profession and this failure results in injury or harm to the patient. These injuries can be expensive and mayimpact the patient for the rest of their life.

Assisted reproduction can have unexpected results

Many people want to have biological children. And for any variety of reasons, assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), is necessary for many women to become pregnant.

Your journey to parenthood may be more difficult than anticipated. You likely trust the medical professionals entrusted to help you bear children. However, before undergoing IVF procedures, you might want to familiarize yourself with the errors you could potentially experience.

September is Hydrocephalus awareness month: 4 FAQs

Hydrocephalus is a relatively common birth defect. Medical professionals diagnose over 1 million Americans with the disorder, and yet the public knows little about hydrocephalus. In an effort to increase awareness, and hopefully lead to an increase in research funds, the Hydrocephalus Association has dedicated the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness month.

Medical malpractice in Arizona: FAQs

Physicians spend years getting training to help treat medical conditions and injuries. In most cases, a visit to the doctor is a step towards bettering one’s health. However, in some cases, a mistake at the doctor’s office, in the hospital, clinic or other medical setting can result in more damage. Those who find themselves navigating an injury may have questions about medical malpractice claims.

Some of the more common questions include:

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