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Medical errors are the third most common cause of death

When Pittsburgh residents go to the doctor, they assume that their doctor will provide them with the best medical care. No one ever anticipates that they will be the victim of a medical mistake. But, according to the recently released annual list of leading causes of death in the United States, the chances of becoming a victim because of a failure to diagnose a medical condition or other medical mistake is actually quite high.

Philadelphia patient awarded millions for medical mistake

Pittsburgh residents trust their medical providers to provide expert and accurate care for their medical conditions. When a medical provider makes a mistake, like the failure to diagnose a serious condition, it can cause a worsened medical condition, even death. A Philadelphia woman recently was awarded a large settlement for suffering from a medical mistake.

Woman claims inmate death due to negligence of medical staff

Every Pittsburgh resident deserves accurate and thorough medical care, regardless of circumstances. A woman has filed a lawsuit against Wexford Health Services and several of its staff members claiming that a prisoner at the State Correctional Institution in Camp Hill received inadequate medical care and failed to diagnose and treat the inmate's cancer.

Woman wins large settlement for botched surgery

Thousands of Pittsburgh women have been affected by breast cancer. Many times part of breast cancer treatment is removal of the breast. This can be followed by reconstruction surgery. A woman in nearby Columbus recently received a large settlement for a botched breast reconstruction surgery and the failure to diagnose surgery complications.

Reasons why a radiologist may face a medical malpractice lawsuit

Almost every Pittsburgh resident will need the expertise of a radiologist during their lifetime. These doctors provide valuable care in diagnosing medical conditions. But, like all doctors they can make serious mistakes, including the failure to diagnose a condition.

Discipline rates among physicians can vary greatly between states

Many Pittsburgh residents visit a doctor each year. Whether they go because they are ill or for a routine appointment, they expect their doctor to offer an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment plan. We have excellent medical care in the United States so this is usually true. But, occasionally a medical error like asurgical error occurs. These errors can result in the physician facing discipline but a new study shows that the physician discipline rate varies between states.

Did a doctor make a wrong diagnosis?

Most Pittsburgh residents will visit their doctor this year. Whether it be for a routine annual exam or because they're not feeling well, doctors keep people healthy and take care of our medical needs. But, occasionally doctors make a mistake like the failure to diagnose a serious medical condition like cancer.

The failure to diagnose an imperforate anus is serious

The birth of a baby is always a much-anticipated and exciting event for families. Most babies are born healthy but occasionally a baby can suffer from a medical condition. Doctors who check these newborns in the hospital are trained to diagnose babies with many conditions, including an imperforate anus. But when a doctor fails to diagnose a condition it can lead to the baby having a serious injury.

Communication failures lead to serious injuries and even deaths

Most Pittsburgh residents will need to visit the doctor this year. This visit may be just a routine check-up or it may involve diagnosing a medical condition. Hopefully, most Pittsburgh residents will receive an accurate diagnosis and expert medical treatment. But, medical mistakes -- like the failure to diagnose a condition -- do occur.

Better outcomes when congestive heart failure caught early

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Many Pittsburgh residents have congestive heart disease and are under the care of a medical provider. But, many may also not know they have the disease. If heart disease is caught early on by a medical provider a patient can have a good outcome. But, if a person suffers from a failure to diagnose congestive heart failure it can lead to a worsened condition or even death.

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