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Black women 3x more likely to die from pregnancy related complications

March 20, 2024

If you or a family member has been injured by a military healthcare provider during pregnancy or birth, we can help. You may e-mail us at LawHelp@MilitaryMedicalMalpractice.com, call us at 877-695-8757 (24/7), fill out the contact form on the right side of this page, or live chat with us on Read More

DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER

March 8, 2024

A woman found a small lump by her ear. Her treating doctor did the right thing and ordered a CT scan to evaluate it. Unfortunately, the radiologist, who saw the mass on the CT scan concluded it was a “normal variant” and that no further testing or biopsy was required. Read More

Mental health disorders are a leading preventable cause of maternal death – doctors need to help!

February 28, 2024

It is important that providers caring for pregnant women, and mothers during the post-partum period, screen for and treat mental health disorders. Why? Mental health and substance use disorders are a leading preventable cause of maternal death. Look at these scary statistics from Lifeline for Moms (https://www.umassmed.edu/lifeline4moms/why-perinatal-mental-health): * 1 in Read More

Every year 795,000 American patients die or become permanently disabled after being misdiagnosed by health care providers

July 26, 2023

Each year, an estimated 795,000 American patients die or become permanently disabled because they are being misdiagnosed by health care providers, according to a report published recently in USA Today. The top conditions that are misdiagnosed? ◾Stroke ◾ Sepsis ◾ Pneumonia ◾ Blood clots ◾ Lung cancer These five conditions Read More

Failures in the new electronic medical records system has harmed almost 150 veterans

December 15, 2022

The rollout of the Electronic Health Record system for the VA has been described as “totally unacceptable,” “with real patient safety risks that have gone unresolved for entirely too long.” According to this report in the Military Times, the VA recently suspended the rollout of the EHR system at four Read More

Impaired doctor allowed to keep operating, injuring over 400

November 19, 2022

Over 400 lawsuits have been filed against an orthopedic surgeon in Florida alleging he was impaired by a progressive neurological condition resulting in devastating injuries, and in one case, death, to his patients. The hospital has been sued in these cases as well, with allegations that the leadership knew or Read More

Why has the United States not reduced stillbirths?

November 14, 2022

  According to the CDC, with around 21,000 deaths in 2020, stillbirths claimed more children’s lives than car accidents, drowning, fire, flu, guns, listeria, poison, and sudden infant death syndrome combined. A 2018 study published by Obstetrics and Gynecology concluded that almost 25% of stillbirths may be preventable. As many Read More

Don’t let your military doctor gaslight you!

November 4, 2022

Medical gaslighting is the experience of having your concerns dismissed by a medical provider. According to a respected doctor and professor of cardiology, “Gaslighting is real; it happens all the time. Patients — and especially women — need to be aware of it.”  Not only is medical gaslighting frustrating, it Read More

Doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese

June 3, 2022

Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese.  This may result in blaming all of a patient’s problems on obesity and telling them to simply eat less and exercise more, without doing a careful investigation to find out the true cause of Read More

Memorial Day 2022

May 29, 2022

Remembering and giving thanks for those who have given their time, talents and even their lives to protect us, on this Memorial Day, and every day.

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