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The most commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions

Going to the doctor is supposed to make you feel better, both emotionally and physically. You schedule an appointment to be seen and hope that the doctor will make a proper diagnosis so that you can be treated accordingly. Here are the most commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions of patients in Tennessee and the rest of […]

Facts about medication errors in Tennessee

Medication errors are a leading cause of death in America and one of the reasons a significant number of people file for medical malpractice lawsuits. When this kind of mistake happens in a hospital, it often gets traced back to a nurse’s poor judgment or an incorrect order from a doctor, but there are other […]

How silence around a “near-miss” can lead to cases of malpractice

When a medical malpractice case makes the news, it’s because something has usually gone horribly wrong. However, cases involving a “near-miss” rarely attract any attention. In fact, most patients are never aware of how close they came to disaster. Doctors don’t like to admit that they made a mistake, but this reluctance can come at […]

The deadly effects of road gators

It’s summer in Tennessee. That means that things get heated up on the roadways suck as I-81. It also means that road gators could be lurking about, ready to strike. What is a road gator? While it’s true that we do have alligators in Tennessee, a road gator is not an actual animal. It is […]

Top causes of medical malpractice lawsuits

When you get to a medical clinic, you naturally assume that the person who will attend to you has your best interests at heart. To this end, you expect nothing but the best treatment. Unfortunately, this is no longer a guarantee. Medical malpractice cases are unfortunately common. While little may alleviate the pain, damage and […]

Birth control pills recalled due to mistakes in packaging

If you’re a woman on birth control, it might be wise to take a look at your latest prescription and make sure that it hasn’t been recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a national recall on March 4, 2019, of birth control tablets produced by Apotex. Apotex voluntarily recalled four lots of […]

Why are medical product recalls constantly increasing?

When your health care provider treats you with a drug or medical device, you expect it to be safe. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, the number of recalls for medical products is steadily increasing. In 2013, the number of recalls was 2,303, compared to 3,202 in 2017. Half-a-million […]

Why is the FDA Hiding Data on Defective Medical Devices?

Do you trust the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to keep you informed about the dangers that crop up with medical devices, products and drugs? You probably shouldn’t. It’s no secret that medical product manufacturers don’t like recalls on their products. They’re public relations nightmares. They’re expensive. They can deeply damage a company’s stock prices […]

Asbestos faces new restrictions under EPA ban

After mounting criticism regarding its asbestos policy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tightened the rules on the importation and use of products containing asbestos in the United States. The new rule stops just short of a complete ban on all asbestos products and is the most restrictive in the EPA’s history. It closes a […]

Misdiagnosis is the major cause of malpractice involving children

When you’re a parent, you hate it when your child is sick. You turn to a doctor you trust to make sure that your child gets whatever they need to get better. Unfortunately, doctors seem to have a particularly difficult time diagnosing illnesses in young children with accuracy. In fact, the younger the patient, the […]

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