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April 16, 2014

TV Star Fran Drescher Discusses Her Cancer Misdiagnosis

When a patient seeks medical care, he or she inherently trusts the doctor to correctly diagnose and treat his or her medical condition. Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnoses, which can lead to delayed treatment and continued cancer growth, have become incredibly common in the medical field. Television star Fran Drescher became a victim of cancer misdiagnosis when …

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April 8, 2014

What Is Wrongful Death?

In cases where someone dies due to another person’s negligence, his or her survivors can still file a wrongful death lawsuit. In wrongful death lawsuits, the survivors typically seek compensation for lost wages, lost companionship, and funeral expenses. Wrongful death claims range from car accidents to complex medical malpractice and product liability cases. In order …

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April 1, 2014

Key Health Tips for Young Women

Young women can safeguard their health by considering the long-term effects of their decisions. For example, drinking a few cocktails with friends several times a week may not seem like a big deal; however, it can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Adjusting one’s mindset toward long-term health can offer protection from diseases. The …

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April 1, 2014

What Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions?

When someone is treated in the intensive care unit of a hospital, doctors and nurses closely monitor any changes in his or her health. As a result, most people expect patients staying in ICU to receive the highest quality medical care available. Even though various hospital staff and equipment banks surround ICU patients, diagnostic errors …

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March 28, 2014

Misdiagnosing Breast Cancer

According to a recent news report, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. This alarming statistic is why so many women seek yearly mammograms, which screen for abnormal cell growth in breast tissue. Unfortunately, not every lab technician that analyzes mammograms has the expertise to determine whether …

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March 18, 2014

All About Wrongful Death

Losing someone close to you is an unrivaled trauma. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, this video explains the legal option of filing a wrongful death claim in order to receive financial compensation for pain and suffering. This course of action may be a good idea if a third party, …

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March 16, 2014

A Look at Medical Malpractice In the United States

Medical mistakes often leave victims severely injured or unable to enjoy their lives. American law allows these parties to sue for negligence or wrongful death, and collect compensation in the form of financial settlements or judgments. The following article provides a brief overview of the medical malpractice system throughout the United States. Widespread Problem Medical …

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March 16, 2014

Understanding the Dangers of Medication Errors

Mistakes in administering, prescribing, and dispensing medications injure more than one million people per year in the United States. Even more distressing is the fact that most of these medication errors are preventable. Luckily, you can help reduce your risk of suffering a medication error by taking an active role in your health care. Learn …

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March 12, 2014

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims In New York?

Each state limits the amount of time that can pass between a medical error and a resulting malpractice lawsuit. The goal of this is to give medical providers peace of mind that old patients will not suddenly decide to sue decades later. In New York State, the law is that victims and their families only …

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March 8, 2014

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Medical Malpractice Suits?

Though it may seem unlikely, the new requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act may actually increase the number of medical malpractice suits in the next few years. Critics to the ACA claim that this increase in demand will deplete the healthcare system’s resources, leading to more hospital and doctor errors. Decreasing medical malpractice suits …

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