Recognizing a Heart Attack
One of the cases we see over and over again is that of a patient, usually a man, who presents to the emergency department or to an urgent care facility with what turns out to be a myocardial infarction (“MI”) … Read More
Being Nice Can Be Good For Your Health.
Turns out that being nice and polite is not just the right thing to do as your mother told you, it can also affect the health care you receive. OR Which are you? Like all the rest of us, doctors … Read More
Cancer and Medical Malpractice
I see lots of potential clients with cancer diagnoses who wonder if they have a malpractice case or not. These are among the most difficult cases to win so the answer is not usually what the prospective client wants to … Read More
Posted in Cancer, Doctors, Lawsuits, Lung Cancer, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Melanoma, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff
I have written often about misdiagnosis. See here and here, for example. It is a frequent subject because it is the most common form of medical malpractice. Some new research suggests that the most damaging misdiagnoses occur in a relatively small … Read More
Posted in blood infections, Cancer, Doctors, health, Infection, Lung Cancer, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Sepsis, Stroke
Pulmonary Embolism and Medical Malpractice
Pulmonary embolism is a medical condition in which blood clots form in the return, or venous, circulation and are passed by the heart into the lungs where they interfere with oxygen exchange. The larger the clot or the greater the … Read More
Posted in Blood Clots, Doctors, Hip Replacement, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Pulmonary Embolism
Staggering Malpractice at the VA
A Veterans’ Administration pathologist sits in jail today. He is charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three veterans who sought treatment at the VA hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Investigation has revealed that he routinely misread … Read More
Posted in Cancer, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Nurses
Lawyer Loses Her Race Against Cancer.
A Baltimore attorney lost her race against breast cancer last week. She also lost her chance to have her medical malpractice case decided before she died. Attorney Katrina Dennis claimed that her surgeon failed to properly advise her when he … Read More
Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Doctors, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff, trial
Misdiagnosis: The Most Common Form of Malpractice
A recent article in the peer-reviewed medical journal Diagnosis concluded, “[D]iagnostic errors remain the most common, most catastrophic, and most costly of serious medical errors . . . .” The researchers were from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and … Read More
Posted in blood infections, Cancer, Doctors, General Health, Infection, Lawsuits, Lung Cancer, medical charts, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Sepsis, Stroke
Technology Comes For The Humble Stethoscope.
Two hundred years ago, a Frenchman invented a tube with which he could listen to heart and lung sounds. This was the first stethoscope. Heart disease is one of the major causes of death throughout the world. Often the abnormalities … Read More
Misdiagnosis – A Leading Cause of Malpractice.
Some recent reports show that misdiagnosis is a leading cause of medical malpractice. This is not news to me or to anyone who represents patients and families injured by malpractice. Diagnosis is hard. Diseases and illnesses don’t always present with … Read More