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Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions in Children

Pediatric doctors are heroes, treating children for illnesses every day but they are not immune to misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis; problems that also affect thousands of adult patients each year. When it comes to diagnosing infants and young toddlers, the…

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One of the most important functions that a doctor provides is to diagnose medical conditions when presented with symptoms. A patient rightfully expects their doctor, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider to provide competent care, including an accurate diagnosis….

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Medical Malpractice Settlement Amounts

If you believe that you or a loved one was harmed because of medical negligence, you might be wondering if you can sue the doctor or other medical provider who caused the injury. You will benefit from a consultation with…

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medical negligence claims

All medical professionals from physicians to nurses to surgeons owe a duty of care to their patients. The duty of care is defined as a duty to provide medical care at a level reasonably expected of any competent medical professional…

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medical malpractice cases

Many patients who are injured due to medical negligence never recover compensation for their injuries because they do not pursue a personal injury claim through a medical malpractice lawyer. Medical malpractice claims fall under personal injury law, but they are…

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Brachial Plexus Injury at Birth

A brachial plexus injury is a type of serious fetal harm that can permanently affect mobility and sensation in the shoulder, arm, and hand. Occurring in an estimated 1.5 out of 1,000 live births, the side effects can result in…

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Retained Foreign Objects

When a surgeon accidentally leaves something inside a patient – such as a sponge, needle, or clamp – it is considered a retained foreign object. While relatively rare, items sewn up inside a surgical site do happen and they can…

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misdiagnosis claims

Simply put, an aortic dissection (AD) is a tear in the inner layer of the large blood vessel branching off the heart (aorta), caused by some kind of trauma. There are approximately 2,000 new cases each year in the United…

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radiology errors

Radiology is the use of imaging technology to take pictures of the inside of the body for the purpose of identifying disease. The diagnostic radiologist uses their training to interpret the images they take to diagnose illness and disease. It…

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What is the Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice Cases?

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action brought by a medical malpractice lawyer against a medical or health care professional who deviated from the standards of care in their profession through a negligent act or omission, and thereby caused…

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