Medical Malpractice Is A Leading Cause of
Death In The United States
to a report by the Institute of Medicine,
medical errors are responsible for at least
44,000 deaths each year in the United States
and possibly as many as 98,000 each year.
Medical Malpractice FAQs
Answers to common questions about medical
malpractice and pursuing a claim.
Misdiagnosing Breast Cancer
incidence of medical malpractice related to
the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
is alarming. Breast cancer is the most
common type of cancer in women in the U.S.
and the second leading cause of death for
Sepsis and Septic Shock Due to Malpractice?
If appropriate and timely
measures are not taken to prevent the
development of sepsis or
bacteremia, and to treat it once it
manifests itself, patients’ lives are
unnecessarily put at risk.
VBACs Too Often Result in Injury and Death
used to be said that “once a caesarian,
always a caesarian”, referring to the belief
in the medical community that it was not
safe for a woman who had had delivered a
child by way of caesarian section to later
attempt a trial of labor. The adherence to
this precautionary practice has, over the
years however, been eroded.
Recognizing Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and
abuse can be a "hidden problem" because the
victims are often not capable of expressing
pain or reporting the neglect or abuse on
their own. Thus, it is extraordinarily
important that others be watchful for any
signs or symptoms of abuse.