Common Reasons Doctors Make Diagnosis Mistakes

 

Doctor sitting at table with client, gesturing with hands.One of the errors that can be made by a doctor when treating a patient
is a diagnosis mistake. This is a serious problem as patients are expecting
their medical professional to inform them of their illness or condition.
Patients go into hospitals when they are hurt or dealing with a condition.
If they are not diagnosed correctly, it can result in them receiving the
wrong type of treatment or never healing. There are some common reasons
doctors make diagnosis mistakes, including the following.
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How Surgical Errors Occur In Houston

 

Two surgeons with scalpel and a medical tool working on unconscious patient. In Houston and all throughout the world, hospitals are expected to provide patients with the best possible care. One of the most complex treatment options for a person dealing with an injury, illness, or condition is surgery. There many tools used and people around. Unfortunately, this makes it easier for problems to arise and the potential for errors increases. It is important to understand how these surgical errors occur and what options you have should you be harmed.
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Types of Medication Mistakes

 

Orange prescription pill bottle with large red X on label.According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), between the years 1993 to 1998, most fatal medication errors are related to the wrong prescribed dosage. The FDA also estimates that about 1.3 million people per year are affected by medication errors, leading to either injury or death. This mistake can occur anywhere within the chain of distribution – from the prescribing physician to the pharmacist who hands you the medication.
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Complications of Hyponatremia

 

Gavel resting on courtroom desk in judge's hand, with stethoscope next to it.Hyponatremia is the name for abnormally low sodium levels in the blood. A number of underlying conditions in the human body can result in the sodium becoming diluted, increasing the water in the body and thereby causing cells to begin to swell. Problems with varying severity can result because of hyponatremia. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of hyponatremia, the potential complications, and the treatment options available.
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medical Negligence Lawyer

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured by a medical professional
— a doctor, nurse, obstetrician, surgeon, anesthesiologist, etc.
—who do you turn to? With all of the lawyers claiming expertise
in medical malpractice litigation, how do you decide who to hire? Who
would be the best lawyer to trust with such an important case? Here are
some factors to consider and some questions that you might think about asking:

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