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Are distracted doctor mistakes a form of medical malpractice?

Across the nation, hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices have come to rely on technology to improve the healthcare services provided. Unfortunately, the very technology responsible for advancing medical treatment may also be endangering patients.

Not sure if it's medical malpractice? Consider a legal opinion

Most of us who receive medical care or treatment understand that there are often risks involved. Physicians typically discuss these risks with their patients and provide information about the treatment's pros and cons. When we trust our health care providers, we usually take their advice. Unfortunately, it is that very trust that may blind victims to issues involving negligence.

Explaining misdiagnosis and how to prevent it

One of the most common reasons why medical malpractice cases are filed stems from misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis occurs when a medical professional delays in the diagnosis of a patient's illness or injury, fails to diagnose the proper issue, or does not provide a diagnosis at all for a patient. Let's take a brief look at misdiagnosis and how it can be prevented.

Common surgical errors that can lead to medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is an issue that is all too common these days. Even with today's technology, doctors and nurses can still find themselves at the forefront of medical malpractice cases. One of the most common ways this happens is due to a surgical error. Today, we will discuss the most common types of surgical errors that can lead to medical malpractice cases.

Explaining failure to diagnose in Tennessee

Going to the doctor should involve trust. It's natural for us to trust our doctors. Why not? They are some of the best in the world. They go through rigorous coursework and training to get where they are today. But, even the best doctors out there can make a mistake. Today, we will explain failure to diagnose in Tennessee.

Jury trials are integral to medical malpractice suits

Preventable medical errors claim 440,000 lives in the U.S. every year. Incidents of abuse and neglect in nursing homes across America are rising along with the number of Americans aged 65 and older. Seniors will represent one in five Americans by 2030, and seniors require more chronic medical care.

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