Medical Malpractice Blog

When Does Misdiagnosis Qualify as Medical Malpractice?

If a doctor fails to make an accurate or timely diagnosis, a patient could suffer severe consequences. The condition could worsen while going untreated or the patient could undergo treatment for a condition he or she does not have. In certain situations… Read More

Proving a Medical Malpractice Claim

Every day, many South Floridians rely on the competence of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals to ensure they receive correct the diagnoses, medications, treatments and surgical procedures they need. Sadly, some medical professionals… Read More

Florida Hospitals Score Below Average in Federal Ratings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released ratings for hospitals throughout the nation revealing that the majority of Florida hospitals rank below the national average. Only 102 hospitals in the U.S. received the top ranking… Read More

Alarming Number of Patients Suffer Harm in In-Patient Rehab Facilities

A recent study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General found that 29 percent of those admitted to inpatient rehab hospitals experienced an adverse event during their stay, including incidents like infections,… Read More

Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring Decreases MRSA Infections

A recent study has found that electronic hand monitoring systems can help improve healthcare professionals’ compliance with hand hygiene guidelines, which can effectively reduce the rate of hospital-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus… Read More

One Percent of Physicians Responsible for Large Share of Medical Malpractice Claims

Stanford researchers have revealed that one percent of doctors are linked to approximately one-third of all paid medical malpractice claims. The study found that those physicians share a common set of characteristics related to gender, age, practice… Read More

Drug-Related Errors Commonly Take Place During Surgeries

A new study has revealed that medication errors during surgery occur at a shockingly high frequency.Almost 50 percent of surgeries taking place at one of the nations top hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital, had at least one drug-related error. That… Read More

South Florida Hospitals Penalized for Infections, Mistakes

Seven South Florida hospitals will see a one percent reduction in Medicare payments for 2016 as a penalty for high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes and injuries to patients.Hospitals from Palm Beach to Monroe counties will face penalties. They… Read More

Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

As many as 98,000 patients die per year as the result of misdiagnoses, as well as other medical errors. Misdiagnosed medical conditions are potentially dangerous, leading patients to undergo unnecessary treatment, to never receive life-saving treatments,… Read More

6 Diseases Doctors Commonly Misdiagnose

When you have fallen ill, experience strange pains or have unexplained symptoms, the first place you’ll run to is your doctor’s office. After a battery of tests and answering a number of questions, you’re given a diagnosis. Weeks later though, your symptoms… Read More

 

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