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Are you getting enough vitamin B-1?

Without vitamin B-1, also called thiamine, you open yourself up to serious illness. Vitamin B-1 produces the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which makes energy within your body's cells. If you fall into a risk group, your doctor should test you to make sure that your levels remain within a certain range.

Minnesota group suggests "granny cams" in nursing homes

Many people would agree that nursing homes do not always get a seal of approval when it comes to elite care and customer, or in this case, patient service. While of course there are good and bad examples in every industry, it seems that all too often nursing homes are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Lawsuit brought in Texas for failure to diagnose

A medical malpractice claim involving misdiagnosis was recently brought by the victim in Texas. In her lawsuit, the woman asserts that doctors failed to properly evaluate, diagnose and treat her medical condition. The victim further asserts that as a result, she suffered injuries that were serious and disabling injuries, including a resection of a large segment of her gastrointestinal tract. The victim suffered physical harm, pain and suffering and medical expenses as a result of the failure to diagnose. The woman is seeking compensation for the damages she has suffered.

What is medical malpractice?

If you have been injured while receiving medical treatment, you may wonder what is considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can include doctor errors, medical mistakes, medication errors, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose and wrong-site surgery, among other medical professional negligence. Doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical staff may all be liable for medical malpractice.

How often to doctors fail to diagnose illnesses?

When you are not feeling well, one of the first, most obvious and best steps to take is to seek the advice of a doctor. It is a doctor's job and responsibility to consider your health and to look at all symptoms in order to make a proper diagnosis as to what is wrong. While in a vast majority of cases throughout the United States, the competency of the doctor is never questioned.

Study shows doctor errors are often obscured by those making them

It is an unfortunate reality that there are instances in which a negligent physician will make a mistake and lead to a Texan having to deal with delayed treatment and worsened condition after a failure to diagnose. There is an expectation when a person goes for medical care that the treatment will be aboveboard and all the information will be disclosed even if a mistake was made. This is particularly true with a primary care physician who is generally supposed to have a close relationship with patients. The reality, however, is that a number of primary care physicians admitted that they would keep information from their patients if they made a mistake.

Failure to diagnose colon cancer can be deadly

As research and technological advances continue to revolutionize medicine, screening and treating cancer has become more efficient and effective. Many individuals who once would have had a very minimal chance of survival are now beating back cancer and living longer, healthier lives. With these advances come a greater responsibility on medical professionals. These doctors and nurses are expected to continue to live up to the applicable standard of care, and failing to do so could result in a patient suffering avoidable injury.

Failure to Diagnose Nutritional Deficiency Can Lead to Wernicke's Encephalopathy

In developed countries like the United States, the general assumption is that malnutrition is a relatively rare health problem.

Radiology errors can lead an inaccurate diagnosis

Many Houston residents go to the doctor each year with a medical condition. Doctors are skilled at examining their patients and diagnosing their condition. Most of the time they get it right. But occasionally diagnostic mistakes are made and a patient receives a wrong diagnosis. Sometimes these are the results of radiology errors.

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