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October 2016 Archives

Report illustrates the frequency of diagnostic errors

When you are not feeling right or are experiencing clearly noticeable medical symptoms, it is important to have a doctor perform an examination. We prefer to believe that doctors have the knowledge and skills needed to always accurately diagnose any illness or condition that may be affecting our health. Unfortunately, doctors can make mistakes just like anyone else. In fact, diagnostic errors may be occurring more often than you think.

A variety of professionals may be needed to treat a brain injury

Recovery from a brain injury can be a long-term proposition. A brain injury can affect a person's physical coordination, emotional well-being, verbal skills and other important functions. And this means after suffering a brain injury, a person may need to receive treatment from a host of healthcare professionals.

Retired surgeon admits to having lied in malpractice case

One would like to believe that medical professionals place the health and well-being of their patients above all other issues. But unfortunately, it appears that this is not always the case. In a previous post on this blog, we covered how difficult it can be for patients to get information about injuries suffered in hospitals. In that post, we described how data pertaining to negligent doctors are withheld from public view.