Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers: Lung Cancer

Health care providers may commit medical malpractice by misdiagnosing, failing to diagnose, or delaying the diagnosis of an illness. Misdiagnosis may occur because of the provider’s failure to ask certain, vital questions or to recognize the necessity for further testing or examination, including the referral to a specialist. This can cause an illness to worsen, thus reducing or even eliminating a patient’s chance for complete recovery, even survival. If a condition spreads without necessary treatment, the chance for a cure diminishes and the risk of significant harm increases. Read more

Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers: Colorectal Cancer

Medical malpractice may be the result of a failure to diagnose, a delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis can occur in many different ways. Failing to ask important questions or to recognize the need to refer the patient to a specialist may lead to a delay, misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. This can cause a disease or illness to worsen and can reduce or eliminate a patient’s chance to survive. Once an illness spreads without proper treatment, the chance for cure or recovery diminishes and the risk of significant harm increases. Read more

Surgical Error – When is it Malpractice?

When doctors make a surgical error, it can cause serious injuries to their patient. If you have been injured by a surgical error it is important to know your rights, as well as the legal steps you can take to receive compensation for your injury. Common Types of Surgical Errors If you’ve been a victim of a surgical error, you may have a medical malpractice case on your hands—and one in which you need to act on as quickly as possible. Not all surgical errors qualify as medical malpractice, but many do. A trusted New York Read more

Medical Malpractice – 3 Ways to Prevent Being a Statistic

Medical Malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 100,000 citizens affected yearly. Malpractice can happen from a misdiagnosis, a botched surgery, or a failure to refer a patient to a specialist – no two medical malpractice cases are alike. Unfortunately, when medical malpractice occurs, there can be serious consequences to the patient’s physical health. Minimize your risk of becoming a victim of medical malpractice by advocating for your rights, and becoming educated on the possible outcome. This article will address 3 ways you can protect yourself from becoming a Read more