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Medical Misdiagnosis Common Cause of Serious Injuries, Health Problems

Experienced Syracuse medical malpractice lawyer explains who’s at risk We trust doctors to diagnose what’s wrong with us when we’re sick or suffering from a serious illness. Unfortunately, many doctors make mistakes. In fact, recent studies find that doctors misdiagnose medical conditions 10-20 percent of the time. Why are these mistakes happening? What should you...

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'The Big Three' Account for Most Diagnostic Errors

Every year, diagnostic errors in the U.S. result in up to 80,000 deaths and can leave nearly 160,000 patients with permanent disabilities. A recent study reveals that only three medical conditions account for nearly 75 percent of all diagnostic errors. Research was conducted at Johns Hopkins Hospital. It concluded that diagnostic errors relating to cancer,...

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Not even maiming and killing patients can stop some Florida plastic surgeons from continuing to operate

Florida plastic surgeons are maiming and even killing patients. They’re not only getting away with it, but they’re also still performing surgery, according to an investigation by USA Today. Many Florida doctors who perform plastic surgery lack malpractice insurance. That means that not only do the victims of a botched procedure never get compensated, the...

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CDC warns about e-cigarette use after deaths from vaping-related illnesses

Vaping was once viewed as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. Many older smokers switched to electronic cigarettes to kick the habit. Millions of younger people – even teenagers who never smoked before – started vaping. Companies that produce vaping products tout their product as safe. Evidence shows the habit can lead to serious...

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Massive trial may resolve who is to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic in the United States has killed over 400,000 people, poisoned over two million with addiction, and prompted the largest and most complex civil action in U.S. history. Makers and distributors of opioids like OxyContin argued they were blameless because they abided by the law and carried out their activities under the watch...

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How Many People Die Each Year From Medical Errors?

The question of deaths caused by medical errors has been in the news recently. Numbers have been tossed about carelessly, sometimes from seemingly authoritative sources, causing controversy. Yet the basic question stands: How many deaths are caused by medical errors? Famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson ignited the latest uproar by tweeting that about 500 Americans...

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How common are medical mistakes?

You need medical help. You check in to the hospital and trust the doctor will take care of you — but the risk of something going wrong is higher than you probably imagined. Unfortunately, you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting harmed. That’s according to an eye-opening new report detailed by NBC News....

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