Without a proper diagnosis, it's almost impossible to get the right treatment. It's a basic of medical treatment and it's often the reason we go to the doctor in the first place.
As many people in Houston know, electronic medical records are appearing everywhere. From family physicians to hospitals, it seems like many medical providers are using computers to record healthcare and treatment details. But are these electronic health records accurate? The failure to follow acceptable standards in recording and maintaining electronic health records has led to an increase in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Although going to the doctor is often a routine experience for Houston residents, medical professionals can sometimes make mistakes that cause serious injuries. Doctors are held to a high standard of care, and when medical negligence occurs they can often be held responsible for the harm they have caused.
Many Houston residents have medical procedures performed each year. These procedures may be elective or medically necessary, but regardless of the reason patients have the right to medical care that is safe and effective. Most procedures go as planned but occasionally medical negligence occurs that causes a worsened condition in patients.
When Houston residents go to the doctor they expect that they are going to receive the best care possible. In most cases their doctor is able to diagnose their ailment and help them down the road to recovery. But, occasionally there is a failure to recognize a serious condition that leads to the patient suffering serious injuries.
Since Houston is a port city for many cruise ships, residents are used to the large ships' presence and many have taken a vacation cruise. Most cruise passengers have an enjoyable experience and return relaxed and rejuvenated. But what happens if a person is injured while on a cruise and receives medical care from a negligent physician? Up until recently, the victim could not hold the cruise ship company liable for medical malpractice.
Many Houston residents can be affected by cancer in their lifetime. Whether it is their own diagnosis or a diagnosis of a loved one, cancer affects most people. A misdiagnosis of cancer can be devastating but it happens more than some people realize.
The US is in the midst of a scare involving Ebola. Once only found in other countries, the disease has spread into the US recently. Last week, the first person in the US diagnosed with the illness died and his family members are wondering if his death was caused by a delayed diagnosis.
We are all hopefully that the doctors in emergency rooms can help their patients. But what happens when there is a misdiagnosis?
Elective cosmetic surgery is something that many Houston women have undergone. Recently, a news report was released warning those who have had breast implant and other cosmetic surgery done by a specific Houston plastic surgeon to have a check-up. Many medical malpractice incidents have been reported against him.