When individuals and loved ones seek medical attention, medical providers are heavily relied upon to diagnose, treat and heal them correctly. Although medical professionals must uphold a high standard of care when dealing with a patient, errors could occur. This could happen when a doctor or medical staff is negligent. They could have missed a step or failed to take certain precautions. In other instances, patients might fail to inform their doctor about everything, and they could make a medical mistake based on this information.
Houston residents may visit their doctor for regular check-ups or on occasions when they're not feeling well. Patients usually assume that their physician will provide an accurate diagnosis. But, a new study by a Baylor College of Medicine employee shows that misdiagnosis happens to millions of Americans each year.
In our modern society it seems like people are constantly rushing about with their daily business. In the medical profession, appointment times are shorter and physicians can be rushed. Sometimes a thorough and accurate diagnosis does not happen and there is a failure to recognize of a serious condition.
Most parents in Houston have had experience with their children and ear infections. These common childhood ailments routinely make kids miserable but if there is a delayed diagnosis they can cause more damage. Medical professionals have the duty to make sure kids suffering from such ailments are taken care of and usually this is the case, but sometimes, medical negligence can occur which can result in some permanent injuries.
The birth of a child is a much-anticipated event for families in Houston. All births are unique and most result in the addition of a healthy new son or daughter. But, occasionally babies come early and require special help. The failure to recognize conditions in preemies can be life-threatening.