Man with stomach pain injured during gallbladder removal

Injured During Gallbladder Removal — Was it Medical Malpractice?

Each year, around 700,000 people in the United States have their gallbladder removed, making it a very common surgery. About 90% of those removals are laparoscopic, which involves the surgeon making small incisions and inserting a camera and surgical… Read More
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Doctor removing a tick from man's hand - Failure to diagnose Lyme disease

Is Failure to Diagnose Lyme Disease Medical Malpractice?

Is failure to diagnose Lyme disease medical malpractice? Depending on the circumstances, quite possibly. Medical malpractice requires four elements: a duty, breach of that duty, injury, and damages. The first element, professional duty owed to a pati… Read More
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Dermatologist Diagnosing Skin Cancer Using Magnifying Glass on Mole

Was Your Skin Cancer Misdiagnosed?

Which would you prefer: to be incorrectly diagnosed with a serious illness and to undergo painful and unnecessary treatment, or not to be diagnosed with the serious illness you actually have, only to find out the truth too late? Neither outcome, of c… Read More
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Boy heading soccer ball - possible CTE / Head injury

Not Just Concussions — What You Need to Know About "Minor" Head Injuries and CTE

Not all that many years ago, people, especially athletes, who got concussions shrugged them off. “Got my bell rung,” they might say, with a touch of pride at having taken the hit. Now, of course, we know that repeated concussions can lead… Read More
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Pregnant woman in delivery room

Why Are More American Women Dying in Childbirth?

The United States takes pride in being exceptional, often going in a different direction from much of the world. Historically, that has been a good thing, with the United States granting freedoms and opportunities that other countries did not. But in… Read More
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Psychiatrist with Patient

Did My Therapist Abuse Me?

It takes a certain level of insight and courage to enter therapy. Insight to recognize that you need help that you cannot get on your own, and courage to make yourself vulnerable enough to open up to the therapist so that he or she can help you. Very… Read More
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Baby After C-Section Birth

How Risky are C-Section Births?

Births by Caesarian section, also known as c-section births, are often recommended in high-risk birth situations, such as when there are problems with the placenta or when the baby presents in a breech position (feet first). Even when a pregnancy or… Read More
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Physician Assistant Wheeling Patient on Gurney

Physician Assistant Negligence in the ER

Picture this scenario: your spouse is complaining of terrible abdominal pain, so bad that you know a trip to the emergency room is in your future. Sure enough, you find yourself driving to the ER, where your spouse is triaged, and eventually, moved t… Read More
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Patient Consulting with Surgeon

How Being an Informed Surgical Patient Protects Your Health

If you are expecting to have surgery in the coming weeks or months, there are things you can do to increase the likelihood of your surgery’s success. One of those to become an informed surgical patient. While, of course, it’s the responsi… Read More
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Pregnant woman suffering from preeclampsia

When a Doctor Misdiagnoses Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a disorder in pregnant women which is marked by sudden increases in blood pressure both during pregnancy and during the weeks following delivery. Occurring in about five to eight percent of pregnancies in the United States, preeclamps… Read More
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