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Misdiagnosing Leukemia in Children

When people think about medical malpractice claims, they usually assume the victim is an adult. All medical experts – even pediatricians – are capable of medical malpractice and of inflicting severe harm on children. In these cases, the effects may be even more severe. One of the most common types of medical malpractice claims involving…

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Anesthesia Errors, Negligence, and Medical Malpractice

Anesthesia is an essential part of many medical procedures. It prevents the patient from feeling pain, from localized numbing to complete unconsciousness. However, the administering of anesthesia comes with serious risk, just like any procedure, and it is essential your anesthesiologist is trained and responsible. When a medical professional is negligent in this area and…

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Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome, TEN & Medical Malpractice: The Facts

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a little-known but life-threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is caused by an allergic reaction to prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and, although SJS typically starts off with mild flu-like symptoms, it can rapidly progress into a blistering, peeling rash that can become necrotic. Without treatment, many patients…

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Racial Bias and Healthcare Decision-Making Algorithms

A recent study found that a common healthcare risk-prediction algorithm used in hospitals across the country demonstrates a racial bias, both reflecting real world attitudes and negatively affecting the level of care provided to black patients. This algorithm predicts which patients will benefit from extra medical care, and researchers found that it significantly underestimates the…

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OB-GYN Group Accuses Prisma Health of “Life-Threatening Medical Incompetence” in Lawsuit

A recent court filing by South Carolina OB-GYN Associates alleges the group left the Prisma Health network due to ongoing dangerous conditions at the hospital formerly known as Palmetto Baptist Richland. The allegations are part of a counter-suit filed by S.C. OB-GYN Associates in response to Prisma’s lawsuit filed against the doctors, for breaking their…

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The National Nursing Shortage Has Serious Ramifications

Understaffing is a common theme in healthcare, highlighted by the current coronavirus pandemic. This has been an ongoing problem for decades, with medical professionals continuously sounding the alarm. However, with their warnings seemingly falling on deaf ears, a healthcare system is only as strong as its weakest links. Sick people don’t stop coming to the…

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