Failure to diagnose medical conditions puts patients at risk

By | Medical Malpractice

One of the most frustrating things a person in Tennessee can experience is being sick but not knowing why or what exactly is wrong. We often trust our health to doctors and physicians who are trained to tell us what may be the cause of our suffering and how we can fix it. Unfortunately, many doctors go through an elaborate, and expensive, process of ruling out certain maladies instead of making a correct diagnosis. Without knowing what is causing a specific medical condition, it can be impossible to treat it effectively. Left untreated, many medical issues can get much worse…

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Are Women Getting Enough Care For Bone Density Problems?

By | Medical Malpractice

The loss of bone density is one of the most pressing health problems affecting older women, both in Tennessee and throughout the United States. Women with osteoporosis or weak bones are much more likely to suffer broken bones. When a fracture – especially one involving the hip bone – happens late in life, the results can be fatal. Women who suffer a hip fracture after age 50 are four times more likely to die within a year than women who do not. Those that survive will severe pain and life-long mobility limitations. Many require significant nursing home care as they…

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