Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Is Failure to Diagnose a Condition Considered Medical Malpractice?

When we’re ill, we expect things to be pretty simple. We go to the doctor, our doctors examine our symptoms, correctly diagnose us and treat us. However, when a doctor makes a mistake in diagnosing a medical condition, they put their patient’s life in danger. Failure to diagnose a medical condition is considered medical malpractice because not only is a possibly serious condition left untreated, other treatment plans can actually exacerbate the condition. Doctors often make mistakes in diagnosing patients due to the following reasons: Failure to address patient complaints Failure to review patient history and the patient’s family history Failure to order the appropriate tests Failure to review test results Failure to order repeat tests when the patient’s symptoms persist Failure to correctly interpret the test results Failure to prescribe the correct medications to the patient Failure to refer the patient to a specialist These can cause several types…
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Is a Prescription Error Medical Malpractice?

When you think of medical malpractice, what most often comes to mind are surgical errors. However, prescription error is another form of medical negligence and, unfortunately, is more common than you might realize. According to a national study by the Institute of Medicine, more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. are injured, made ill or killed by prescription errors. The study also shows a patient will on average experience one medication error per day. Moreover, at least one quarter of the total number of prescription errors that cause harm to patients are preventable. What Types of Prescription Errors May Be Medical Malpractice? When you receive a prescription to treat a condition, there are several steps it takes before it you receive it. Therefore, there are more opportunities for medication error to occur. However, the most common type of prescription error involves dosages, such as the following: A doctor can…
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Parents File for Medical Malpractice When Infant Dies From Traumatic Birth Injury

A medical malpractice suit was filed against a New Jersey hospital and its medical staff when the delivery of a child went horribly wrong. According to the suit, the doctors and nurses helping to deliver the infant failed to respond to the slow heart rate alarms. Additionally, the staff also improperly delivered the infant with a vacuum, rather than a C-section or an alternative means of delivery. The infant was later diagnosed with perinatal asphyxia, which happens when the child is deprived of oxygen, as well as reduced blood flow to the brain. The infant was placed on life support, but the parents later decided to withdraw assisted breathing. The infant died soon after. When Doctors Are Not Paying Attention, Both Infant and Mother Are at Risk for Injury Perinatal asphyxia, also known as fetal hypoxia, results from oxygen deprivation. Fetuses receive their oxygen from the placenta and umbilical cord….
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