7 Shocking Medical Malpractice Stories You Won’t Believe Happened

Today’s technology in medicine is astounding. There are cures and vaccines for diseases that were once terminal. There are machines that can breathe for us, pump our hearts, and scan our brains. Doctors have more knowledge available to them than ever before. So it’s no wonder that many patients place their complete trust in their doctors. 

But one thing hasn’t changed over the years: doctors are still human. They can make mistakes. No matter how much modern medicine improves, there will always be medical “professionals” who seriously mess things up. 

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A Misdiagnosed Heart Attack Can Be Deadly for Women

Did you know that heart disease is the number #1 cause of death for American women? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. 

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 44% of women aren’t aware of this fact. They also have trouble recognizing the signs of a heart attack until it’s too late. Tragically, so do their doctors. 

It’s frightening to think that a doctor could miss the signs of a heart attack. But here’s the awful truth: studies have shown that they misdiagnose them much more often in women than in men. That’s because symptoms can show up differently between the genders. Worse still, a misdiagnosed heart attack can have deadly consequences. 

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Medical Lawsuits – Three Examples Of Malpractice & Answers To Common Questions

In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into medical lawsuits, from central pontine myelinolysis lawsuit examples to famous medical malpractice cases, to average settlements.

Some people see medical lawsuits as an opportunity for someone greedy to get their hands on a wad of cash. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! Victims of medical mishaps often spend the rest of their lives in unnecessary pain. Pursuing a medical malpractice case can be their best chance at living a more comfortable life. 

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Botched Plastic Surgery? You May Be The Victim Of Medical Malpractice

Surgery  — especially cosmetic surgery — is more common than ever, along with the medical blunders that go hand in hand with it.

In 2018, nearly 18 million people underwent cosmetic procedures in the United States alone. Some people wish to enhance or preserve their looks. I mean, who doesn’t like a boost in confidence? On the other hand, many people look for reconstructive surgery because of accidents, birth defects, illnesses, etc.

No matter the reason, you deserve the best possible care! But unfortunately, like other types of surgeries, cosmetic surgery can go wrong. 

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Your Helpful Guide To Birth Injury Lawsuits

No family should have to go through the experience of navigating a birth injury. It can be a really difficult and trying time and unfortunately, the impact on your family can be long-lasting. Your child could suffer a long-term issue that leaves you struggling with medical bills, and wondering who’s at fault.

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Is Military Healthcare Worse Than Civilian Care?

Each day, the brave men and women of our armed forces suit up to protect our freedom. A job that deserves a special kind of gratitude and respect. We’d like to believe that we’ve come a long way in taking care of our heroes and in many ways we have…

But the truth is, in a place where everyone should feel safe, our military has in a lot of ways been disregarded. We’re talking about the care they receive at military hospitals and facilities. Continue reading Is Military Healthcare Worse Than Civilian Care?