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Surgical mistakes are common, but preventable

Surgical procedures do not come without risks, and before a patient is subjected to a potentially invasive procedure, they must be informed of just what could happen, if complications arise during surgery. When a Massachusetts resident agrees to surgery, they should know what will be done, what medical problems the surgery will fix and what dangers they may face with or without the procedure. They do not agree to accept the risks of medical teams that are negligent or fail to meet their duties of care.

Legal resources for victims of preventable medical errors

Surgical never events refer to surgical errors that should never happen but, unfortunately, do because of the medical negligence of a medical care provider. Greater than 4,000 preventable errors occur in surgeries every year at a great cost to victims.

Legal resources for victims of medical misdiagnosis

When a medical mistake such as a misdiagnosis, failed diagnosis or delayed diagnosis leads to the lack of medical treatment or the wrong treatment, victims may suffer harm. As a result, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them with their damages when they have been the victim of a failure to diagnose or incorrect diagnosis.

Legal protection for victims of medical errors

Surgical errors are a type of medical malpractice that can cause significant harm to victims. Because victims of medical malpractice can be seriously harmed, or even killed, by a surgical error, they should be familiar with the legal protections available to them. Legal resources could help them recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Massachusetts study finds medical errors are not uncommon

Medical malpractice can have devastating consequences for victims which is why they should be familiar with the legal protections available to them. A recent report released by a Massachusetts state agency revealed that 20 percent of Massachusetts residents surveyed had experienced a recent medical error. A total of 5,000 Massachusetts residents were surveyed and insurance data from 2013 was used. Researchers calculated that in one year, medical errors in Massachusetts equaled 61,982 and the total cost of follow-up care needed as a result of those errors was conservatively estimated at $617 million.

Medical malpractice basics and help for injured victims

It can be overwhelming to suffer harm during surgery or while under the care of a medical care provider. As a result, victims of medical malpractice and their families should be familiar with the legal resources available to help them with the damages suffered as a result of medical negligence.

Help for victims of a failed diagnosis and other medical errors

A failure to diagnose can result in serious consequences for victims and their families. It is important for victims of medical malpractice and their families to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them when they have been harmed by an erroneous or delayed diagnosis.

Can Technology Improve The Accuracy Of Breast Cancer Diagnosis?

Breast cancer is difficult enough to treat that people need every advantage they can get to help ensure that they are able to beat it. An accurate diagnosis is the first step necessary in a successful treatment. Unfortunately, there is a significant rate of misdiagnosis of breast cancer.

Massachusetts hospital accused of double booking surgeries

While most medical providers are attentive to the needs of their patients, sometimes circumstances arise where the providers appear to place profits ahead of a patient's well-being. Recently there were reports that the Massachusetts General Hospital scheduled multiple surgical procedures in a manner that surgeons were scheduled to perform procedures on two separate patients at the same time. Apparently patients undergoing these surgeries were also unaware of such a policy.

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