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Medical Professionals Go to Great Lengths to Conceal Malpractice

doctor-3212067_640.jpgMedical professionals often conceal treatment errors rather than admit their mistakes. This places patients at significant risk of injury or death and makes it difficult to determine corrective actions that can restore the patient's health. When physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals conceal errors, they deliberately place their professional reputation above their duty to protect patient health and safety.

5 Common Conditions Doctors Often Miss

ehr-1476525_640.pngSome conditions have such vague or variable symptoms that doctors often miss them because they fail to run the right tests or don't take the time to investigate their patients' medical histories. Failure to adequately assess a patient's health condition can result in unnecessary discomfort, prolonged healing, and death. Physicians who negligently care for their patients can be held liable for the damage they cause to a patient's health and their quality of life.

When Doctors Refuse to Admit Their Mistakes

doctor-563428_640.jpgWhen physicians fail to acknowledge their mistakes, they place current and future patients at risk for serious complications and preventable deaths. When doctors fail to disclose their errors, injured parties and their survivors have the right to pursue medical malpractice claims against the physician, their employer, the clinic, or the hospital where they provided services. 

Circumcision Injuries Could Be Worth Millions

Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain Can Kill

syringe-1884758_640.jpgSpinal injections of epidural steroids can cause severe, potentially deadly side effects. These side effects can include blindness, paralysis, and strokes. These types of injections are not approved by the FDA, yet many physicians have used them to treat patients in spite of the warnings. In doing so, these physicians have negligently placed their patients at risk of serious injury or premature death.

What You Should Know about Diagnostic Errors [infographic]

Diagnostic errors can have serious consequences that can prolong pain and suffering, and at worst, claim a patient's life. These types of mistakes are very common and their frequency raises serious concerns over patient safety in the United States. Diagnostic errors are more common than surgical mistakes and patients should be aware of the most common types of errors that occur in hospitals, outpatient care facilities, and physician's offices.

Are You Afraid of Needles? (Maybe You Should Be)

syringe-1884784_640.jpgUnsafe injection practices place patients at unnecessary risk of acquiring infections and disease while under the care of physicians, nurses, and anesthesiologists. From 2001 to 2011, more than 150,000 patients were negatively affected by unsafe injection practices. It is a common problem across the United States with potentially deadly results.

Unusual Legal Strategy Could Be Game Changer in Medical Malpractice Suits

usa-2018855_640.jpgMedical malpractice cases may involve elements of fraud which allows injured patients or their surviving family members to pursue claims based on fraud and not medical malpractice alone. This makes it possible for individuals to pursue claims for punitive damages which are not allowed under Illinois medical malpractice statutes.

Lack of Regulation at Surgical Centers Raises the Risk for Malpractice [infographic]

law-753482_640.pngMinimal oversight within surgical centers places the health and safety of patients at considerable risk for serious injuries or death. In many states, the oversight is so minimal that surgical centers are not required to report when their patients die as the result of surgical procedures. 

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