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.
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.
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.
When a Houston resident goes to the doctor they assume they will get answers about their ailment and will have their doctors give them different approaches as to how to feel better. Most of the time this is what happens as doctors have extensive medical training and experience. But occasionally a doctor error occurs which can cause serious harm to a patient.
When a Houston resident receives a cancer diagnosis it can be devastating. Although many cancers are treatable the diagnosis itself is scary and answers aren't always apparent. But occasionally a person can suffer from a delayed diagnosis for cancer which can lead to a worsened condition because the cancer is not treated early on.
Many Houston area residents have noticed that their medical provider is now using electronic medical records to hold important medical information about them. Although EMRs may appear to be easier to take down information and to give a better picture of the patient's medical history, they can also be the source of medical negligence. So how can patients protect themselves from EMR errors?
Many times when a Houston resident needs a medical procedure done they are required to give their informed consent or else it may be considered medical negligence. So what is informed consent and what does it mean?
When a Houston resident goes to the doctor with a medical complaint, they assume their doctor will be able to figure out what is wrong with them. Most of the time doctors diagnose the correct ailment and are able to provide a treatment plan that works. But occasionally a patient suffers from their doctor's negligent failure to diagnose.
Each year, most Houston residents have at least one visit with their doctor. Most residents have visits for everything ranging from minor ailments to cancer. Houston residents are typically blessed with excellent medical care, but, occasionally, a medical provider is negligent in their care and their failure to diagnose a medical condition can have tragic consequences.
When a Houston resident hears they have cancer it can come as a shock. The unknown is often very scary and treatment options usually sound awful. Oftentimes, if cancer is detected early the survival rate is good. But when there is a failure to diagnose cancer on behalf of a medical professional it can lead to very serious consequences.