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Doctor Errors Archives

Know when to seek compensation for medical malpractice

We recently discussed how it is difficult to spot medical malpractice in some instances. If you are under a doctor's care and feel that your case isn't being handled properly, you might want to have it evaluated. This could help you determine if there is an element of malpractice going on.

Medical malpractice isn't always easy to spot

When you see headlines about medical malpractice, what might follow is a case that is so horrific that the malpractice was easy to spot by anyone. Certainly, these cases do make good reads, but you mustn't fall into thinking that all medical malpractice is dramatic, and you shouldn't think that all deaths in medical settings are the result of malpractice.

Oncologist has license suspended, patients left in limbo

People who have cancer expect that they will get the care they need from the oncologists and other people who are on their care team. When this doesn't happen, the cancer might advance or the person might be left feeling miserable when he or she should have been able to be offered some form of relief.

Albuquerque dentist is sued for rendering unnecessary treatment

The New Mexico Dental Board recently fined an Albuquerque area dentist $10,000 for records mishandling and legal fees associated with him having performed a number of nonessential dental procedures and then billing patients overpriced fees for them. The dentist is even believed to have gone as far as to alter X-rays in an effort to justify his performance of the unnecessary dental work over the course of as much as 10 years.

The Dangers of Unnecessary Cardiac Stents

Cardiac disease is dangerous and life-threatening. Therefore, it's understandable that when a physician suggests surgical intervention to treat a heart problem, you and your loved ones take the recommendation under serious advisement.

Patient rudeness shown to significantly increase physician error

A recent study published in the medical journal Pediatrics has pinpointed a common theme shared among the stories of doctors accused of committing medical errors. Of the physicians interviewed, approximately 40 percent attributed their lapses in judgment to emotional responses to patient rudeness.