Women deserve to enjoy the rewarding journey of pregnancy and childbirth while receiving competent, reasonable medical care. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of a physician or obstetrician during a woman’s pregnancy can have devastating consequences. While these cases can be rare, negligent medical treatment may cause harm to the mother, her unborn baby, or both.
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Lung cancer claims the lives of more men and women than any other type of cancer. Failure to diagnose cancer is a type of medical malpractice that can deprive a patient of early diagnosis and treatment, which can have severe consequences. Healthcare professionals have a duty to take reasonable steps to detect lung cancer, including recommending appropriate screenings for high-risk patients.
Recently, JAMA Surgery reported that for the nearly three million surgeries that are performed every year, almost 80 percent of deaths, complications, and costs are due to seven emergency surgery procedures. These emergency procedures can range from relatively simple operations to highly invasive procedures. However, they all have one thing in common. Medical errors in emergency surgery are costing thousands of Americans their lives each year.
Often your health care is in the hands of a team of medical professionals not just one doctor, so who is responsible when something goes wrong with your care?
The American Cancer Society predicts that 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2017.