When Do Implied and Express Consent Failures Constitute Medical Malpractice?

Victims of slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle crashes, and product defects often require medical treatments. Even Tennessee residents who don’t have accidents may need medical treatment for their diseases and medical conditions. These victims and patients aren’t doctors. They rely on their healthcare providers to inform them about their medical condition, the possible treatments,…

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What Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases?

When you’re feeling lousy, you need to see a doctor for help. You rely on the doctor to ask about your medical history and your current symptoms. You expect your doctor to conduct a physical examination that focuses on all your symptoms and complaints. Patients also anticipate that the ER doctors, their family doctors, or…

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Medical Malpractice Due to IV Placement Mistakes

Many patients require intravenous (IV) therapy to ensure their bodies are getting enough fluids and the medications they need. In addition to fluids and medications, IV therapy is also used to introduce electrolytes and antibiotics into the patient. IV therapy is often used for surgical patients as well as those with illnesses or injuries. Generally,…

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The Consequences of Multiple Misdiagnoses

Medical providers have a duty of care to thoroughly and completely investigate health complaints. When practitioners fail to address patient complaints, the consequences can be devastating. The worst outcome for any failure in care is generally considered to be the death of a patient. Unfortunately for some patients, living with the effects of serious medical…

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Deception No More: The Secret of the Placebo Effect

You may have heard of the placebo effect when it comes to medication. Essentially, it is a trick of the mind. The theory was that if you did not know that you were taking a sugar pill instead of a prescribed medication, then the pill would “cure” whatever ailment you have. It causes you to…

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Acute Cardiac Syndrome (ACS) Is Often Misdiagnosed More in Women Than Men

A recent study which was presented to the European Society of Cardiology Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress revealed that chest pain in women is more frequently misdiagnosed than chest pain in men. Heart attacks and heart disorders have generally been thought of as male diseases. Women who present symptoms of heart disorders are often: Not diagnosed…

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