Feb 19, 2020

The Track Record of Implicit Bias and Medical Misdiagnosis

In medical care settings, does skin color contribute to the quality of medical care provided to patients, thus influencing their medical outcomes? Unfortunately, some analysis of this question has occurred in recent years favoring the notion that racial bias is a problem in the practice of medicine as in other professions. This conclusion made by [...]

Feb 12, 2020

New Protections for Veterans Passed by the Senate

For many years, significant problems have lingered at the Veterans Administration regarding a lack of prompt, reliable, and quality care provided to our wounded warriors. These concerns have led to investigations and subsequent actions to resolve these issues. Just recently, on a unanimous basis, the U.S. Senate passed the VA Provider Accountability Act, which was [...]

Feb 5, 2020

When Your Doctor’s Mental Health Causes Medical Errors

There is no getting around the fact that doctors are human beings susceptible to the same medical conditions as anyone else they may treat. Even with the assistance of technology in the medical field helping to eliminate (some) medical errors, patients can come to harm due to mistakes. We still expect, and deserve, competent medical [...]

Jan 29, 2020

When Doctors Drop Babies During Delivery

A soon-to-be-mother thinks about what the birth of her child will be like throughout her entire pregnancy. No matter how many stories she hears or videos she watches, she knows it’s one of those things that you have to experience to really know how it’s going to work. Babies just aren’t predictable. Still, she knows [...]

Jan 22, 2020

Psychiatric Wards May Leave Patients Vulnerable to Harm

Having a loved one with a mental health condition can be hard on caretakers. Some mental illnesses have the potential to result in harm to others or self-inflicted harm that may end in severe disability or death. As a concerned family member, you do everything in your power to get him or her the best [...]

Jan 15, 2020

Life Line Screening Misdiagnosis May Risk Your Health

Preventative health screening offers flash across television screens and show up in mailboxes across the country on a regular basis. They claim that they can head off serious medical issues in about an hour for a couple hundred bucks through performing a series of tests heavily marketed to detect heart disease and stroke. Surely your [...]

Dec 31, 2019

Can a Coma be Caused by Medical Malpractice?

The coma is a medical condition in which the patient is nonresponsive to light, pain, or sound in a normal manner, and cannot be awakened. It is a deep and often prolonged form of unconsciousness. Individuals in comas are nonresponsive to external stimuli such as a prick on the hand, light shined in their eyes, [...]

Dec 26, 2019

If a Loved One Dies in a Hospital, Is It Medical Malpractice or Wrongful Death?

Medical professionals who harm patients due to negligence may be liable for medical malpractice. But what happens when your loved one dies? Is it still a medical malpractice claim, or is it a wrongful death claim? No matter what the original cause was – a surgical error, a car crash, a fall down a broken [...]

Dec 18, 2019

Preeclampsia v. Eclampsia: What Are the Differences?

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening condition that develops during a woman’s pregnancy. If the condition is left untreated or undiagnosed, preeclampsia may lead to eclampsia, condition causing seizures. Both preeclampsia and eclampsia are very serious health conditions for the mother. Other than the safe delivery of the baby, there is no medical cure for preeclampsia or [...]

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