A report evaluating five years of radiology-related medical professional liability claims was released this week finding that 80 percent of all diagnosis-related claims stem from the misinterpretation of clinical tests. Additionally, 80 percent of missed diagnosis claims in radiology result in either permanent injury or death. Read the full article here.
OB-GYNs are there to assist women with common health issues during every stage of their lives. That's why it's so important to choose a doctor that continually offers quality care. Poor care is frustrating, but it can also lead to a missed diagnosis or a lack of follow-up, both of which can greatly harm a patient. That's why Prevention recommends looking for the following signs, which should trigger a search for a new doctor as soon as possible.
Most people prefer to stick with their family doctor for as long as possible. After all, this person likely knows your medical history inside and out, and you probably feel extremely comfortable in his or her presence after so many years. However, it makes sense to change doctors if you feel as though the care you're being afforded is less than satisfactory. In this case, Men's Health recommends looking for the following red flags, which usually mean that it's time to see another medical professional.
A jury awarded Brenda Lundeen of Overland Park $2 million for pain and suffering, but Kansas' medical malpractice cap knocked that down to $250,000. Now the cap has been ruled unconstitutional. Read the full story.
Checking a doctor's history of malpractice suits and disciplinary actions can help guide you in choosing a doctor. When you need difficult medical testing or treatment, you must choose your doctor wisely. You'll want to do some research about the doctor to be sure his credentials, experience, and abilities meet your needs. Read more.
While medical mistakes are no surprise to us at Webb & Taylor, LLC., in our opinion this information most likely only indicates a fraction of actual mistakes made as many go undocumented in the medical charts. Read Full Article Here
Should a Georgia health care professional commit a medical error that leaves you injured or ill, you have the right to sue him or her and the facility for which (s)he works for medical malpractice. Unfortunately, preventable medical errors today represent the third leading cause of death in America.
The American medical malpractice system is doing almost nothing to improve the quality of health care, research suggests. What may be more concerning is that there is very little discussion, much less action, on reform. Read more.
Finding a primary care doctor you can trust is crucial. You want your doctor to be knowledgeable and professional, but you also want to feel comfortable discussing often intimate details of your health. In some cases, your current doctor may not be up to par. If so, Everyday Health offers the following tips on how to determine whether your doctor is sufficiently meeting your needs.