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When doctors make mistakes

We like to think that our doctors, specialists and surgeons are perfect. We like to believe that they are incapable of making mistakes and are absolute experts in their field. The hard truth, however, is that doctors in all fields are humans. And, far from the infallible creatures that we wish them to be, they are capable of making mistakes.

Parents advancing in failure to diagnose malpractice case

The birth of a baby is an exciting time in the life of an Arizona family. Families place a great deal of trust in the medical staff who provide prenatal care, as well as the team that will handle labor and delivery needs. When that trust is broken, a number of negative consequences can follow. An example is found in an unusual case in which a claim of failure to diagnose one child's disability led a family to give birth to a second child who is also disabled.

Most physicians are sued by the time they reach age 60

One aspect to remember about the world of medical care and medical malpractice is that most physicians, doctors and medical professionals are good people who perform their jobs immaculately. This doesn't free them from the occasional mistake -- but it is recognition that most medical professionals work very hard and try even harder to help their patients.

If you are medically wronged, what should you do?

Let's say that you are treated at a medical facility after suffering some sort of medical emergency. The severity of the medical emergency could be minor in nature, or it could be incredibly serious. But in any case, mistakes are made on the part of the medical professionals involved and you suffer even more than just the symptoms of your medical condition as a result.

Prove it: how to establish medical negligence after an injury

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about diagnostic mistakes and how these particular cases are very problematic not only for the patients, but also for the medical professionals and institutions involved. Diagnosing a medical condition seems like easy work, but as we pointed out in that blog post, it is essentially inevitable that a medical professional or medical institution will make a mistake of some kind while diagnosing a patient.

Who is liable in a medical malpractice case?

That question may seem silly. "Obviously the doctor or surgeon that botched the procedure," you may think. However, there are more layers to this question than it appears. First of all, it is important to note that many different people, organizations and medical institutions can be caught up in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Why diagnostic mistakes are so problematic

In the medical profession, diagnosing a patient’s condition is arguably one of the most common and important parts of providing care. However, from a legal standpoint, it is one of the most problematic areas of the profession. According to a recent study published by the Institute of Medicine, the issues with diagnostic testing can lead to terrible results for patients.