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Skin cancer can be deadly if not caught early

Many Houston residents know someone who has suffered from skin cancer. Skin cancer affects affects thousands of Americans each year and can be deadly. If skin cancer is not diagnosed early or receives a wrong diagnosis, it can lead to intense chemotherapy and radiation treatments and even death.

What Are the Causes of Thiamine Deficiency?

It's a medical condition known by several names, and if not treated promptly, it can be devastating to your health. Thiamine deficiency -- also known as Vitamin B1 deficiency and beriberi -- is a nutritional deficiency linked to a variety of factors.

Even If Military Personnel Have a Malpractice Case, What Can They Do about It?

Medical malpractice and deaths related to negligent and reckless medical care have been on the rise, and civilians are not the only ones susceptible. Military men and women also deal with innumerable instances of medical malpractice at their own military hospitals. What is more frightening is the fact that they are receiving even worse care than the average citizen.

A state medical board may offer varying information on a doctor

Many times when Houston residents need to see a doctor, they will do a search online. There are many places to find information about a doctor, including the state medical boards. But is the information from a state medical board reliable? For many medical procedures it is important to know critical information about a medical provider including discipline records and mistakes they may have made, which can include the failure to diagnose a medical condition.

Have you been affected by a delayed diagnosis?

When a Houston area resident goes to the doctor they likely expect the doctor to provide an accurate diagnosis. Most of the time doctors are good at helping their patients get better. However, negligent doctors sometimes do not spend enough time and fail to diagnose a serious medical condition.

Communication problems can cause medical mistakes

When a Houston resident needs to go to the doctor, emergency room or hospital they likely expect to receive expert medical care that will resolve their medical situation. Most of the time this is the case, but in some unfortunate cases, a medical error like the failure to diagnose a condition or a surgical error occurs. A new study shows that many times these medical mistakes are caused by a failure to communicate.

Inflammatory breast cancer

When a Houston resident visits the doctor they likely assume their medical provider will be able to accurately diagnose their condition and offer appropriate treatment. Many times this is the case but occasionally a doctor makes a mistake. The failure to recognize a serious condition can lead to a patient not receiving treatment early on for the disease when the disease may be curable. It can therefore lead to a patient's worsened condition and even death.

When a stroke is missed, a patient can suffer serious injuries

Having a stroke is something that many Houston residents are familiar with. Many have had a friend or family member who has undergone a stroke and know how serious the consequences can be. But when a stroke victim suffers a misdiagnosis, it can be devastating.

Reasons for an orthopedist to get sued

Many people in Houston will need an orthopedist at some point in their life. Hip replacements, knee replacements, and other bone and joint issues affect millions across the United States each year. Most people receive expert care from their orthopedist but occasionally a medical error like the failure to diagnose a condition occurs in which the patient can feel upset about the treatment they received.

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