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Six year old faces life-threatening series of misdiagnoses

Nationally as well as throughout Pennsylvania, more public attention has been given to medical errors lately. New studies have shown that the rate of deaths caused by such actions or situations is far greater than previously thought. The reasons for these deaths range from problems during or after surgeries, birth injuries, medication errors, misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a problem correctly and more. Time and time again, the negligent actions of healthcare professionals have led to the loss of human life.

Family receives $4.5 million for woman's death

The world of medical malpractice can be a scary one for patients and their family members. Pennsylvania residents go to doctors or other providers on a regular basis and should be able to know that they are in safe hands. Whether a surgical mistake, a failure to diagnose, improper treatment or some other problem, the repercussions of a medical error can be extremely serious and lifelong.

Parents awarded $2.88 in wrongful death of their son

Medical errors can be one of the scariest things that patients in Pennsylvania must face every time they seek medical care. People naturally need to be able to trust their healthcare providers. Many times, this trust is earned and warranted but there are too many times when it is not. Medication errors, surgical error, a failure to diagnose properly and more can all lead to serious consequences.

Payouts rise in medical malpractice cases in 2013

Residents in Pennsylvania, as with those around the nation, must rely upon medical professionals to provide accurate, ethical treatment and care every day. While warranted much if not most of the time, the reality of medical errors does in fact also exist. After a failure to diagnose, a surgical error or some other act, the spread of disease, a worsened condition or even death can ensue. This can often leave patients or their loved ones looking for help.

Dispute in lawsuit over patient’s medical records

Pennsylvania citizens are as concerned as their counterparts in the rest of the country about the alarming rate of medical errors. With reports indicating that such situations are the third leading cause of death in the United States, such fears appear to be warranted indeed. From a failure to diagnose cancer to a medication error and more, the nature and range of negligent acts is great. In some situations, delayed treatment can lead to a worsened condition and even death.

Medical malpractice damage caps remain controversial

People in Pennsylvania and around the United States seek medical care every day. The rising concern about instances of medical malpractice can leave patients wondering who they can trust when. Some medical errors may be clearly identified at the time they occur while others may not be noticeable for some time. The failure to diagnose cancer properly, for example, is something that may not be immediately detectable.

Six-year old boy dies after misdiagnosis

Throughout Pennsylvania and the United States, patients everywhere put their trust in medical professionals every day. When errors occur, the results can be devastating for individuals and family members. This can be especially so when the error involves a child. An incorrect medication dosage, an instrument left inside a body after surgery, a doctor’s failure to diagnose a condition and more are all-too common examples of medical errors.

Proposed ballot measure urges medical malpractice reform

Across the nation, the variation with which medical malpractice claims are handled is great. Some states impose limits on the amount of money that victims or their family members can receive from these claims while others, like Pennsylvania, have no limits whatsoever. Concerns among patient advocates about how to best protect patients against errors such as a failure to diagnose cancer or delayed treatment is great.

Medical school graduate's death disputed by hospital

Medical errors happen around the country and in Pennsylvania on a daily basis. They can range from errors with medications, problems during or after a surgery, a failure to diagnose a problem correctly or more. No matter the nature of any errors, the results can leave victims with life-long medical conditions. In extreme cases, fatalities result from cases of medical negligence and families are forced to deal with the permanent loss of their loved ones.

Doctors face $900,000 lawsuit for delayed diagnosis of cancer

Breast cancer has one of the highest survival rates of any type of cancer. Still, early detection is necessary to increase the chances of survival. Women in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in the United States are urged to get mammograms on an annual basis after the age of 40; experts recommend that others with a history of cancer in the family get them sooner. Even if women follow these guidelines and get mammograms regularly, it is still possible that a negligent doctor might fail to detect the disease.

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