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Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack

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Posted: March 1, 2016

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the most common cause of death in both men and women. Failure to timely treat will result in further irreversible heart damage with the consequence of heart failure, or worse: death. Classical crushing chest pain is most common in men, but not in women(who more commonly experience jaw, back or arm pain, or just fatigue).

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Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Malpractice Case

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Posted: March 1, 2016

Lung cancer: does the patient have cancer or is that scar tissue in the lung from tuberculosis or something else? The doctor has a duty to obtain any previous chest x-rays. If this is a "new lump" seen in the lung and the patient had a chest x-ray a year before and five years ago, which showed the same lump, it couldn't be cancer because it hasn't changed. How was the patient evaluated before surgery?
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Total Knee and Hip Peri-Prosthetic Infections, Failure to Recognize Risks

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Posted: April 13th, 2016

Are all total joint peri-operative infections considered expected possible complications of these procedures and not the result of negligence? Of course not. Indeed there are cases where all attempts at identifying risk factors and prevention measures are done and still infection occurs without fault or negligence on the part of the surgeon.

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Life Care Plans

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Posted: April 13, 2016

Essential for Improving Quality of Life and Increasing Recovery
A Life Care Plan is a road map for care, describing anticipated medical and non-medical needs, with associated costs, of a person with a catastrophic injury or chronic illness over an estimated life span. It is based on standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, collaboration with all medical professionals, and analysis of medical records.

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Hospital Falls - Malpractice Cases

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Posted: February 17, 2016
Common issues associated with nurses and hospitals are falls due to the lack of the use of rails. An elderly confused patient, or a patient narcotized with pain medicine or sedatives, requires full length side rails up so they can't fall out of bed.
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