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  • Category: Medical Negligence

    Placenta Accreta

    According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), placenta accreta is a deadly pregnancy condition that occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall. Despite being regarded as rare, data shows that placenta accreta is actually on the rise. In the 1970s and 80s, the condition occurred at approximately 1[…]

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    Changing the Rules on Troops Suing Military for Medical Malpractice

    Until now, active and former military service members have not been allowed to sue the government for medical negligence – but a new bill is changing that. Called the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill has a provision written in that allows servicemen and women to file medical malpractice claims against the Department[…]

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    2019: Top 10 Medical Safety Concerns

    According to a report from the ECRI Institute, diagnostic mistakes and the mismanagement of patient test results is the top patient safety hazard of 2019. Every year the institute releases a report on the top ten patient safety issues in the healthcare industry, and for the second year in a row diagnostic errors are at[…]

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    Survival Benefits From Owning a Dog

    There is good news for current and prospective dog owners: in an official statement, the American Heart Association (AHA) says that data including 10 studies and more than 3.8 million patients shows improved survival rates associated with dog ownership. The data also finds numerous health benefits for people who live alone – especially those with[…]

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    New Study Highlights the Fatal Effects of Wrong and Delayed Medical Diagnoses

    According to a recent study conducted by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), one-third of medical malpractice cases resulting in permanent disability or death are caused by incorrect or delayed medical diagnoses. Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, with approximately 250,000 people dying because of[…]

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