Medical Malpractice

What If My Doctor Misdiagnosed My Cancer?

Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose aren’t always harmful mistakes to patients. When the patient has cancer, though, diagnosis errors can mean the difference between life and death. If a doctor in San Francisco misdiagnosed your cancer case, resulting in a worsened prognosis, additional medical treatments, lost quality of life, the death of a… read more

What Do I Do If I Was Misdiagnosed?

Medical professionals are some of the most qualified people in our lives. But unfortunately, doctors are only human, and mistakes can happen. Medical errors and misdiagnoses are common, and only increasing in frequency. Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center estimate that about 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed… read more

Most Common Misdiagnoses Leading to Injury

Nobody’s perfect – even the most qualified doctors can occasionally get things wrong. However, sometimes these medical errors and misdiagnoses can lead to serious problems and complications – even death. Here are some of the most common misdiagnoses that, if not corrected, can lead to serious injury – or worse. Cancer Cancer gets misdiagnosed more… read more

13-year-old dies of brain tumor missed by hospital

Failure to take a patient’s symptoms seriously or to obtain a complete and thorough history of symptoms enough can lead to catastrophe. That is what the family of a teenage girl who died of a brain tumor in 2016 say caused her death. They are suing the hospital and three doctors for medical malpractice for… read more

California dental clinic allegedly sickened children

Going to the dentist should help children stay healthy and pain-free. But an attorney for dozens of California families say that one clinic harmed at least 57 children in the name of profits. The clinic, Children’s Dental Group, is located in Orange County. According to a lawsuit filed against it, dentists at the clinic are… read more

Many surgeons are reluctant to apologize after a mistake

If you are ever the victim of a surgical mistake, it would seem that honesty about what happened would be the least of what you are owed. Sadly, many surgeons are more worried about their reputation and legal liability than they are about being honest with their patients and admitting they made a mistake. A… read more

California hospital blamed for fatal medication error

Painkillers are intended to provide relief from acute or chronic pain, but as powerful drugs healthcare providers need to be careful when prescribing and administering them. A careless mistake can cost the patient his or her life. That is what the family of a California woman says happened to her. The woman died after being… read more

San Francisco reneges on settlement after plaintiff dies

Fair compensation which a plaintiff receives from a personal injury lawsuit is intended to make him or her “whole” again, at least from a monetary perspective. For many victims of medical malpractice, this means reimbursement for already-incurred costs like hospital bills and repayment of lost wages, as well as anticipated future expenses like health care… read more

Kaiser Permanente Nurses Strike Over Patient Safety

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center are participating in a four-day strike that began on June 23. Tee 1,300 nurses expected to participate are striking for a potentially troubling reason: substandard staffing levels that put patients at risk. According to KNBC-TV, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United union contends that Kaiser refuses to… read more

Medical study says malpractice is 3rd-highest cause of death

Think medical malpractice isn’t a serious health crisis in this country? A bold new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests it kills more people in the U.S. each year than just about every major disease. But you would not know it from the death certificates issued by negligent doctors. According to NPR, the Johns Hopkins… read more