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Failing to diagnose breast cancer can hurt a patient's prognosis

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.

Understanding Your Rights as a Hospital Patient

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.

Diagnostic errors are largest contributor to medical malpractice claims

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%.

$26 Million Georgia Medical Malpractice Award One of the Largest in the State

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.

Retired Doctor Admits Lies Were Told to Protect Colleague

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.

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