Kidney Damage Misdiagnosis Common, Study Says

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A recent study at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) discovered that kidney damage is commonly misdiagnosed by doctors using the current assessment for kidney function. In the study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, researchers evaluated the electronic health records of 3.8 million emergency room and intensive care patients. The study sought to ascertain the frequency of misdiagnosis among patients diagnosed with acute kidney injury during their initial medical assessment. Overall, the investigation revealed kidney […]

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Internal Medicine Physician Negligence and Malpractice in New Jersey

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A recent study examining the most common patient injuries and forms of medical malpractice among internal medicine physicians (internists) revealed astounding results: 58 percent of internal medicine negligence cases resulted in high-severity injuries for patients. The aforementioned research was conducted by The Doctor’s Company, a medical malpractice insurer that uses its access to physicians to gather valuable information about medical negligence. The study examined 1,180 medical malpractice claims against internal medicine doctors, also known as internists, between 2007 and […]

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Intubation Errors Resulting in Medical Malpractice

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Ideally, anesthesiologists administer safe and effective drugs to patients prior to undergoing serious medical procedures. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors and associated intubation errors may occur in a variety of situations, despite assumptions that complications are isolated to hospital surgeries. For example, these errors may also occur in urgent care facilities, dentist’s offices, or surgery centers. Intubation Defined When a patient suffers a serious injury, he or she may require assistance breathing, known as endotracheal intubation.  When this occurs, the […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries on the Rise in the United States, According to CDC

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently submitted a report to Congress addressing the prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in the U.S., the implications of these injuries for those affected, and available data related to the effectiveness of TBI rehabilitation. Understanding the prevailing causes of these injuries, as well as the long-term consequences, informs our discussion of the many legal issues that may […]

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