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Diagnostic Errors

Delays at hospitals undermine newborn screening programs, putting babies at risk of disability and death

January 5, 2016

Nearly every baby born in the United States has blood collected within a day or two of birth to be screened for dozens of genetic disorders. The entire premise of newborn screening is to detect disorders quickly so babies can be treated early to prevent death or brain damage, disability Read More

4 Common Risk Factors for Misdiagnoses and Medical Malpractice (Pt. 2)

September 30, 2014

Wrapping up our two-part blog 4 Common Risk Factors for Misdiagnoses and Medical Malpractice (Pt. 1), below we will continue discussing the factors that most commonly contribute to misdiagnoses in the U.S. More Common Reasons Why Misdiagnoses Happen So Often in the U.S… 3. The Diffuse State of the Modern Read More

4 Common Risk Factors for Misdiagnoses and Medical Malpractice (Pt. 1)

August 30, 2014

Misdiagnoses are an all-too-common and deadly form of medical malpractice. In fact, recently published studies have found that, every year in the U.S., more than 12 million people are misdiagnosed. Putting this into perspective, this means that at least 1 in every 20 people in the U.S. is misdiagnosed when Read More

Diagnostic Errors and Medical Malpractice Claims (Part 2)

February 8, 2014

Continuing from Diagnostic Errors and Medical Malpractice Claims (Part 1), here we will carry on our discussion of how health care professionals’ mistakes when it comes to diagnosing patients can result in serious injuries and be the bases of malpractice claims. While the first part of this blog provided some Read More

Diagnostic Errors and Medical Malpractice Claims (Part 1)

January 21, 2014

Misdiagnoses are the most expensive type of medical malpractice cases that are filed against the medical community, according to a recent study published in BMJ Quality and Safety (April 2013). In fact, according to the results of this research, which focused on medical malpractice claims filed from 1986 through 2010: Read More

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