A Local Doctor's Husband Is Accused of Prescribing Drugs In The Wife's Name While She Is In Jail. The Doctor, Husband and 2 Others Have Been Charged On 4 Counts Each. Read More.
Valsartan is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. However, in July 2018 the FDA issued a major recall on valsartan medications, after discovering that many contained a dangerous carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Receiving a diagnosis for a serious cancer, such as breast cancer, is never what you want to experience at the doctor's office. You hope that your concerns are not the result of anything serious. However, failing to get a diagnosis that accurately reflects your condition could have a profound impact on your prognosis.
When you place your trust in a hospital and health care providers, you have the right to be treated with respect, and to receive clear explanations about your condition and any treatment approach recommended by a medical professional. Those health care practitioners also have legal obligations to ensure your rights are protected, and that they take steps to provide an acceptable standard of care, the information you need, and more. You can learn more about your rights as a hospital patient by clicking here.
Errors related to diagnosis were the largest source of medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017, according to a new study, highlighting the challenges physicians face to make appropriate clinical decisions. The report, published by malpractice services provider Coverys, found 33% of malpractice claims were related to errors made during patient diagnosis and more than half of those claims involved poor clinical decisions. Diagnosis-related claims beat out all other reasons for malpractice lawsuits. Surgical or procedural claims were the second most common reason at 24% while medical management claims came in third at 14%.
A medical malpractice lawsuit brought in the state of Georgia came down to whether or not a medical professional and a member of his hospital staff had not taken the level of care expected from his patient. A jury determined that the doctor had not. Read the full article.
A Richland County jury has awarded 10 million dollars to the husband of a woman who died of cancer after miscommunication between her doctors ended in delays in surgery that would have saved her life, according to a lawsuit. Learn more in the full article.
Learn about the numerous warning signs that present themselves when an elderly individual is being treated poorly in a nursing home. There are 9 major indicators of abuse and you can learn them here.
According to this article most doctors in the United States believe that the over treatment of patients is harmful and common. 85% of doctors said the reason for over treatment was the fear of medical malpractice. Learn more.
Dr. Lars Aanning, a retired South Dakota surgeon, recalls the time twenty years ago he had faced the stand to testify in defense of his colleague's medical malpractice charges. Read the full article to find out why Dr. Aanning felt obligated to lie under oath, and why he is now coming out with the truth.