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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 the country.

How to alert medical providers about a drug allergy

An adverse drug reaction can be frustrating or unpleasant for most, but a true drug allergy can be absolutely life-threatening. If you have a serious drug allergy, it's important to carry something on you that will alert medical providers to the issue if you're unable to do it yourself. It could save your life!

What kinds of errors occur when administering anesthesia?

The development and evolution of anesthesia has made it possible for people to undergo life-saving medical treatments. Before this breakthrough, many patients suffered extreme shock during surgical procedures, which affected the rate of survival. Even with the modern advancements in anesthetic agents, it takes training, practice and skill to administer these drugs in a safe and effective manner.

How a medical expert can help your malpractice claim

Some medical malpractice defendants are so obviously negligent that expert assessment and/or testimony may not be necessary to prove their liability. However, in our experience, medical experts lend strength to malpractice claims filed by residents of Tennessee. An expert may make all the difference in how a legal action concludes.

Your loved one's nursing home injury might be medical malpractice

Indisputably, caring for patients in a nursing home or group home is challenging, demanding and exhausting. Those who choose this line of work -- from doctors to nurses to therapists to support personnel -- deserve praise. However, these facilities also contain many elements that can lead to wrongful or negligent caregiver practices. These include:

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