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Misdiagnosis: When you pay the price for your doctor's oversight

Misdiagnosis. It shouldn't happen, but, unfortunately, it does, and on an alarmingly frequent basis. When it occurs, it's obviously a problem because before you can get the proper treatment you need, you need doctors to identify the illness you have. The issue goes beyond that, though. In America, approximately 12 million people receive incorrect diagnoses every year, and about 50 percent of the time, that incorrect diagnosis can result in serious harm.

Some hospitals do not follow minimum standards to prevent errors

Many medical facilities are working hard to improve their standard of care. This includes instituting protocols for distributing medications, checklists before surgery and security measures to protect patient safety and privacy. Nevertheless, medical mistakes continue to be among the leading causes of death in the United States.

You probably don't consider this common surgical error

When you think of surgical errors, what comes to mind? Does this question conjure images of foreign objects left inside a patient, a surgeon operating on the wrong person or body part, or maybe a surgeon removing a healthy organ? If so, you aren't alone since most Ohio residents probably envision the same things.

The frightening facts about maternal mortality

If you are like most expectant mothers, you probably spent most of your pregnancy excited and full of anticipation. There may have been some feelings of trepidation or worry mixed in, too, but they were likely concerns over the health of your unborn infant or new baby, rather than worries for your own well-being. Frighteningly, though, for many U.S. mothers, their own health — or rather, the lack of adequate health care for women during the maternal period — may be cause for the utmost concern.

Is a prescription for compensation in your future?

While admitted to the hospital, the doctor or doctors attending to your care will more than likely prescribe at least one medication for you. Your doctors, other medical staff and hospital pharmacy staff are required to ensure that they provide you with the right medication in the right dosage at the right time.

Bad medicine: When a doctor's errors causes harm to patients

As a patient, you have the right to medical care that meets a certain acceptable standard. When an Ohio doctor makes a mistake, an innocent patient can suffer physical and emotional harm, as well as face additional surgeries and financial losses. In certain cases, a doctor or hospital can be financially liable for the pain and suffering caused by a mistake or medical malpractice.

Victim of medical malpractice? Time may be of the essence

Countless individuals over the years have suffered serious health issues because of the negligence of a medical professional and/or facility. Perhaps you visited the hospital with a serious medical condition, and if you were diagnosed incorrectly, you may have received the wrong type of treatment. In some cases, the actual medical problem goes undiscovered entirely. Regardless of the circumstances, negligent treatment can cause you to suffer both emotionally and financially.

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