Woman sues for misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis

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Failure to appropriately diagnose individuals can cause a number of injuries to a patient. Misdiagnosis is also the cause for many medical malpractice suits that are filed in Tennessee and other parts of the country. A woman filed a claim against a medical facility after there was an apparent diagnosis error. The woman filed the claim against Baptist Health and also a former neurologist. Back in 2010, the woman went in for treatment of back aches and headaches and was diagnosed with a condition called multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis caused the woman to undergo costly tests and also treatment. Later…

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Joan Rivers’ death linked to surgical errors

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Surgery is an event that many people do not want to go through, especially because of possible errors that could occur. Many Tennessee blog readers may remember Joan Rivers, who died due to surgical errors while having surgery months ago. Now, the clinic where she had her procedure has lost its accreditation and can no longer accept payments from Medicare or Medicaid. Rivers went into the clinic for a routine endoscopy. Instead, she stopped breathing during the procedure and later died. An investigation determined that the clinic had not followed proper standards, and the doctors failed to realize that Rivers’…

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Surgical errors pose significant risk to patients

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With the recent media coverage surrounding the presence of Ebola in a select few U.S. cities, many in Tennessee might think that there is a significant risk of encountering the disease while seeking treatment in area hospitals. In reality, however, the risk of contracting Ebola is incredibly low, while there are other dangers that pose a far greater threat. Surgical errors are among these dangers, and anyone who is preparing for a surgical procedure should be aware of the track record for the chosen medical facility. Statistics suggest that as many as one third of all patients will be subjected…

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The case for medical malpractice in the death of Joan Rivers

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There has been much speculation as to what may have led to the death of Joan Rivers, the well-known and outspoken comic. She apparently sought a medical procedure at a private clinic and died days later after doctors at the hospital placed her in a medically induced coma from which she never fully recovered. There may be a cause of action formedical malpractice, and fans across Tennessee and elsewhere may be interested in what follows. One of the most surprising facts that have come out of the investigation thus far is that the physician performing a routine endoscopy is said to have admitted to taking a “selfie” just moments…

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Surgical errors can lead to medical malpractice lawsuits

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Certain Tennessee residents hold deep fears of surgical errors and other mistakes made during serious medical procedures. In many cases, these fears arise when surgery is in their near future. Many are aware of the risks of being subjected to surgical errors, and their fear is simply their mind’s way of dealing with the risks associated with the unknown and that which we cannot control. When a patient undergoes a surgical procedure, he or she cedes all control over to the surgeon and medical team assigned to complete the process. This is in and of itself a scary proposition. However,…

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Tennessee medical malpractice can take many different form

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Medical malpractice can have a tremendous impact on the lives of those who ever experience the negligent actions of a physician or other licensed health professional. It can leave Tennessee residents and others across the nation dealing with emotional and physical scars. Medical malpractice can also cause significant financial expenses as victims attempt to correct whatever issues that a negligent health professional may have caused. Recently, a Tennessee dentist was taken into custody by police officials after she was purportedly discovered in a vehicle with her young child while visibly intoxicated. Authorities claim that she confessed to being under the…

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What should Tennessee residents know about misdiagnosis?

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Many people who visit the doctor or have to make a trip to the emergency room often have a number of concerns and questions on their minds. What is wrong? Is this condition serious? Will I be able to recover? Often times, doctors and nurses are able to address these concerns accurately and in a timely manner. However, there are situations in which a mistake is made or something is overlooked and a person can end up getting even sicker. A misdiagnosis can be very serious and it is just one example of medical malpractice. A patient can suffer severe…

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