Receiving a correct diagnosis for cancer or other serious medical condition is critical especially if a condition or cancer is wrongly diagnosed, treatment is often delayed or incorrect. This error can cause catastrophic results for the patient, ranging from increased health complications because of improper treatment, to death from lack of proper care. When a medical professional fails to properly diagnose and treat a condition that is life-thre
Florida has a history of significant numbers of traffic accidents each year. Florida had the third highest number of traffic fatalities in the nation in 2012, second only to Texas and California, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A new list published by TIME shows that Florida is, unfortunately, living up to its reputation. Of TIME’s list of the top 12 most dangerous intersections in the America, nearly 50 percent of the intersections that mad
When a nurse fails to administer care when a patient is suffering from a serious complication, the patient’s symptoms may worsen, and the complication may lead to more serious problems, including death in severe cases. Just like doctors, nurses have a moral and legal obligation to provide patients with a high standard of care. When this standard of care is violated and it leads to injuries, the patient has the right to file a lawsuit for medical
A new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) delivers some upsetting news: the state of Florida ranks as one of the top states in the nation for number of cyclist fatalities. The report analyzed data in states across the nation regarding bicycle accidents, as well as offered some bicycle safety suggestions to states hoping to reduce their rate of cyclist fatalities. Number of Bicycle Fatalities on the Rise The number
Patients rely on their doctors and pharmacists to provide them with the right medications in the proper dosages, and to inform them of any possible drug interactions. Unfortunately, prescription errors are not uncommon and wind up harming numerous patients each year. When a patient is harmed because of a careless mistake by a physician, nurse, or pharmacist, he or she should speak to a malpractice attorney about filing a claim for compensation fo
Semi-trucks are responsible for transporting necessary goods across the country. Without these trucks, many of us wouldn’t have access to the food, gasoline, and other products that we use each and every day. Unfortunately, however, while these large trucks provide benefits to all, they also pose a danger to others traveling nearby on the roads. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic damage involving serious injuries and even fatalities. Bu
Hospital errors are quite prevalent in America. Hundreds of thousands of patients suffer needless harm from this under-reported epidemic. Each year, there are more than 400,000 premature deaths associated with preventable harm in hospitals, according to an article in Journal of Patient Safety. Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in America, reports CNN. Reasons for Hospital Errors Many factors contribute to hospital errors, mo
Some doctors and surgeons recommend unnecessary medical procedures and treatments – some may do so intentionally and others may do so unintentionally. In the former case, a doctor may be guilty of fraud and could face criminal as well as civil liability. But in the latter case, victims may still hold the doctor liable in a medical malpractice case if he or she was negligent in ordering the unnecessary surgery or treatment if it caused them harm.
Being misdiagnosed or having a wrong or delayed diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death for some patients. Approximately 20 percent of patients who died in the intensive care unit between 1994 and 1996 were misdiagnosed by their doctors, reports a study in the journal Chest. Without proper and timely diagnosis, patients may not get the treatments they need. Because doctors have a legal duty of care to patients, some cases of misd
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