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 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 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 4, 2019

Want to Help Veterans? Support the Tally Bill.

Brian Tally, former Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps, was injured severely as a result of the incompetence of a number of doctors and emergency room staff at a Loma Linda, CA VA hospital. The misdiagnosis he received led to an extended period of malpractice and neglect for months that almost took his life. After [...]

Oct 16, 2019

It’s Time to Tackle Never Events

According to a recently published analysis, approximately 25% of hospitals fall short of the Leapfrog Group’s standards when it comes to addressing and responding to patient harm events, often referred to as never events. The report revealed that 74.5% of 2,000+ hospitals that provided feedback on the 2018 Hospital Survey issued by Leapfrog adhered to [...]

Sep 11, 2019

Some of the Many Federal Laws that Apply to Physicians and the Medical Practice

There are many federal laws that physicians and those who work in the medical profession must know. Failure to comply with these laws may be a sign of negligence if a patient was injured while under the care of a physician, hospital, managed care provider, or other health care professional. We wanted to take a [...]

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