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Type 2 diabetes misdiagnosis can lead to organ damage

Each year many people in Louisiana and across the nation are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This is a serious condition in which a person's pancreas produces insulin, but their cells cannot use insulin effectively, causing what physicians refer to as insulin resistance. This leads to high blood sugar, which could cause long-term damage to a person's health.

Study shows errors in diagnosis a common cause of concern

When Louisianans have a health issue, seeking treatment from a medical professional is the natural and wise thing to do. While most people obtain proper care and avoid often feared of medical mistakes that result in a worsened condition, long-term medical problems, or death, some individuals do suffer serious injuries and death due to medical errors. The damages caused by these incidences can be tragic and overwhelming, which is why it is imperative that victims and their families consider legal action.

Motherhood, burnout and medical malpractice might be linked

When Louisianans think about medical errors and what caused them, they will inevitably consider simple carelessness, a lack of experience, miscommunication between medical professionals and other common reasons why these dangerous incidents occur. A careless surgeon, a general practitioner who made the wrong diagnosis, wrong-site surgery and medication mistakes can happen for a variety of reasons.

Study: Patients face medical malpractice in MS misdiagnosis

Louisianans who are having medical issues and seeking treatment from a doctor are doing so under the belief that they will be diagnosed accurately and receive the necessary treatment to improve their condition. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for misdiagnosis to take place. If the initial medical assessment suggested that the person was suffering from a serious condition and they do not really have that condition, then they might receive unnecessary treatment for it or the wrong treatment entirely. This can cause serious injury and a worsened condition. For those who have been impacted by this type of mistake, having legal advice is imperative if they hope to impose liability and recover compensation for the harm caused to them.

Stress can result in a surgeon mistake and patient injury

Louisianans and people across the nation place their trust in doctors and other medical professionals every day. While most will provide the proper level of care and help those who are ill, injured or suffering from a condition, medical errors are unfortunately common. These can cause serious injury and death. Studies are frequently done to assess these incidents. One from Columbia University has found that a surgeon mistake can come about because of stress. This can be an important factor after a surgical error has harmed a patient. Those who were impacted by this or believe they might have been must have legal assistance to investigate the case.

Survey: worsened condition after errors common for ill people

Louisianans who are having medical issues will not expect to face a worsened condition due to medical mistakes made by those who are supposed to be providing care. However, this does happen frequently and people are injured or even die because of it. Research finds an increasing number of people who have either suffered from this type of issue themselves or had a loved one suffer from it. When it happens, it is key to recognize that there was a mistake and consider available steps to pursue compensation.

Healthcare groups seek to stop serious injury from medical errors

Louisianans who have a medical issue and seek treatment will do so thinking that the medical professionals will take all the necessary steps to get the correct diagnosis and act accordingly. Unfortunately, the frequency with which medical errors are made is problematic. It can cause serious injury, worsened condition and death. Medical professionals who will inevitably be confronted with legal filings for compensation due to their mistakes are also keenly aware of the problem. To reduce the troubling number of errors that are made, more than 40 healthcare organizations are banding together to try and improve various aspects of medical care.

Louisiana tops list for serious injury leading to maternal death

Having a child is an exciting time. This often obscures the reality that there are many of the same dangers involved with having a baby as there are with other medical procedures. Even more problematic is the number of maternal fatalities in the United States. Although perceived as one of the most, if not the most technologically advanced country in the world, recent research found that the U.S. is the riskiest place to give birth of all the developed countries.

Medical malpractice incidents linked to burnout in doctors

When those in Louisiana visit a medical professional for treatment, they believe they will receive the correct diagnosis, be given the proper medication, and be treated well so they can get better. However, reality says that medical mistakes will happen. Mistakes can lead to a worsened condition, serious injury, long-term damage and even death. Those involved in an accident will often question how and why it happened. One new study shows that doctors in America might be making errors due to burnout.

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