Medical Malpractice

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What Conditions Are Most Commonly Misdiagnosed?

One of the most engaging plotlines on TV medical dramas involves a patient who is brought into the hospital, often at death’s door, with a mystery condition. Sometimes it’s a condition with a rapid, dramatic onset. Sometimes the patient has been… Read More
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Medical Errors in the Lab: When Results are Wrong

Longtime watchers of Grey’s Anatomy will remember the episode in which a young doctor ordered lab tests run for two patients, of which she was one. One test came back showing anemia; the other, an aggressive brain tumor. Unfortunately, the results… Read More
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Do Doctors Have to Disclose Medical Error?

Everybody makes mistakes, including mistakes at work. But when the job in question is being a medical doctor, those mistakes may be more serious than those of most people—they may even be life-threatening. Are doctors obligated to disclose mistakes… Read More
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Medical Malpractice

What’s the Difference Between Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice?

“Medical malpractice” is a term that most people are familiar with. Less common is the term “medical negligence.” Often, the two phrases are used interchangeably. What are medical malpractice and medical negligence, and is there any differenc… Read More
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Who is at Greatest Risk of Infection from C-Section?

According to medical publications, maternal mortality is eight times higher following a cesarean section (C-Section) than after a vaginal birth. And the United States has a higher rate of C-section deliveries than most other countries: nearly a third… Read More
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Does Cognitive Effort Delay Recovery From Concussion?

Most of us find it hard to be truly still and rest our minds. Sure, we veg out on the couch at the end of the day and binge-watch a favorite series or play games on our phones (or sometimes both simultaneously). But it’s surprisingly hard to let yo… Read More
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Failure to Diagnose Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious medical condition that develops in some pregnancies, typically sometime after the 20 week mark. If not properly diagnosed and treated, preeclampsia can lead to serious complications, or even death, for both mother and baby.… Read More
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Sepsis 101: What You Need to Know

Most people have heard of sepsis and know that it can be dangerous, but many people don’t know exactly what sepsis is. Because sepsis is common and can lead to death if not treated promptly, we have decided to devote a blog post to the topic. Aware… Read More
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Washington Supreme Court Rules on “Wrongful Life” Damages

A recent Washington Supreme Court case held that it is permissible for courts in a “wrongful life” lawsuit to award extraordinary damages. In the case at hand, those extraordinary damages totaled $10 million. We’ll discuss the case and its impl… Read More
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What Causes Medical Errors in the ER?

Medical errors are estimated to cause 250,000 deaths each year in the United States. That’s the rough equivalent of two 737s crashing each day of the year and killing everyone aboard. Medical mistakes are so common, in fact, that they are the third… Read More
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