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Failure to order tests

In many cases, early diagnosis and medical treatment are key factors in saving a life or maintaining quality of life. Physicians often need results from medical tests to diagnose and treat health conditions, which is why a failure to order…

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diagnostic errors

According to a survey* of U.S. primary care and specialist physicians released in 2010, failure to order tests, report results and follow-up with abnormal test findings/order further testing is a leading cause of diagnostic errors in patient care. When a…

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Failure to order tests

It is a physician’s duty to inform a patient of their test results as part of the high standard of medical care to which they are held. A patient is also entitled to know the purpose of the exam along…

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surgical negligence

With the help of modern technology, surgery errors have been reduced and patient recovery has improved. While most surgeries in the United States are performed without incident, those that cause injuries should be examined by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer…

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failure to diagnose

Failure to diagnose cancer or the misdiagnosis of cancer symptoms can lead to devastating results as the cancer spreads to other organs that may be difficult or impossible to treat. The delayed diagnosis can also prevent a patient from receiving…

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birth injuries

A brain injury can be a devastating, lifelong injury. Brain injuries caused by a birth injury may be due to one of many complications, and can result in numerous injuries and disabilities. When a personal injury is caused by the…

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anesthesia errors

Anesthesia errors are often more dangerous than surgery errors; a small anesthesia mistake can result in permanent injury, brain damage or even death. Anesthesia errors become a type of medical malpractice when they occur due to a medical professional’s negligence…

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birth injuries

Birth Injuries or fetal death caused by medical negligence – a preventable error by the doctor, nurse or other medical staff – can be particularly traumatizing. Birth injuries typically occur while a woman is in labor or delivering the baby…

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heart attack in women

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States; heart attack in women kills more women than all cancers combined. Contributing to this epidemic is the fact that thousands of American women with heart…

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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on the risks of superbug infections caused by duodenoscopes.

While the media have been reporting many stories of dangerous superbug infections linked to medical scopes all across the country, the problem is more widespread than previously thought because many of the infections are not reported, according to a recent…

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