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Archive: Medical Malpractice

Failure to treat

Left untreated, appendicitis is a life-threatening health condition. If a patient goes into the Emergency Room (ER) complaining of intense abdominal pain but the doctor fails to diagnose appendicitis and sends the patient home, there is a risk that the…

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unauthorized treatment

What is informed consent? Informed consent is a medical provider’s ethical and legal obligation to provide information to a patient before providing treatment and the patient’s right to receive this information before consenting to treatment. Specifically, medical providers must disclose…

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medical malpractice

A California couple is suing Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside for medical malpractice and assault and battery after 26-year old Delphina Mota was strapped down and underwent a cesarean section without anesthesia.  The woman’s fiancée, 35-year-old Paul Iheanachor, was in…

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chronic pain management

With the shocking rise in opioid addiction and overdose deaths in the last decade, physicians are under increasing scrutiny to avoid overprescribing pain medication and patients are sometimes running into resistance when seeking pain medication for chronic pain mangement. In…

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prescription drug errors

Prescription drugs are an important part of treating hundreds of thousands of patients every year. Many patients take multiple prescription drugs on a continuous basis while others use them temporarily to heal from an infection or other type of illness….

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anesthesia error

Anesthesia is used by anesthesiologists for the purpose of performing a medical procedure without causing pain to the patient. Anesthesia is a very important tool used to enable patient treatment and it is usually only beneficial, but when an anesthesia…

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amputation caused by accident

Amputation caused by accident is the loss of a limb or partial limb because of an accident. In some cases, a limb is amputated by mistake – such as in a wrong limb amputation case – and may be categorized…

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defective medical devices

Medical devices can be lifesaving medical tools. A well-designed and manufactured medical device that is sterilized, used and monitored correctly can be an indispensable tool to help doctors diagnose and treat patients. When defective medical devices are used or negligent…

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failure to diagnose

Many people have benefited from medical advances that allowed for the repair or replacement of damaged internal organs. But what about patients who suffer organ damage because of surgical or medical errors or delayed diagnosis and treatment?

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angioplasty and stent concept as a heart disease treatment symbol diagram with the stages of an implant procedure in an artery that has cholesterol plaque blockage being opened for increased blood flow as a 3d illustration.

For decades it has been “common knowledge” that a heart stent can help patients with blocked arteries by increasing blood flow to the heart. The problem is that placing a heart stent requires sedation and surgery which carry risks of…

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