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July 2015 Archives

Proving medical malpractice isn't as easy as it seems

Imagine that when you go in for surgery at your local hospital, the worst case scenario occurs. An error was made during your surgery, and now you are in a much worse place medically. Though it would seem to be such a straightforward task to point out negligence in this case, it actually isn't as easy as it may seem. It's not as if you can just point to a chart or medical record and say "See? This proves it was medical malpractice!"

A doctor diagnosed her pregnancy as ectopic; tragic misdiagnosis

A couple of years ago, a young woman went to the doctor complaining of pelvic pain and bleeding. Recently married, she had gotten pregnant -- but unfortunately, the embryo was developing outside her uterus. This is called an ectopic pregnancy, and it's potentially life-threatening to both the woman and the embryo.

An anesthesiologist's negligence could lead to injuries or worse

A lot of people become anxious after being told that they will need surgery. That's because most people have heard, at one time or another, a story about a medical mistake that occurred while in a surgery room. From horror stories about medical instruments being left inside patients to gruesome tales of a surgeon removing something they weren't supposed to, it's no wonder these stories terrify people so much. Most people don't want to suffer the same fate.