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When should I seek a second opinion regarding medical care?

Modern automobiles come equipped with sensors that allow mechanics to easily diagnose mechanical issues. All that a mechanic needs to do is connect a car to a computer and run a diagnostic test, which will reveal any problems. As such, all honest mechanics will tell you the same thing about your car's mechanical needs.

Study demonstrates parents can spot mistakes missed by doctors

As a parent, you are likely very sensitive to your child's health. However, if your child is experiencing symptoms that may require treatment, a visit to the doctor is typically in order. You have every reason to trust that the physician who examines your child will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis. But when it comes to assessing your child, you may be more qualified to spot problems than you think.

How can chiropractic care increase the risk of stroke?

If you are a sufferer of back or neck pain, you may be willing to try anything to get relief. This is understandable as spinal pain can be physically debilitating and even cause emotional issues. So it is no wonder that, according to the American Chiropractic Association, every year around 20 million Americans visit a chiropractor seeking treatment for back, neck and other assorted problems. Often the treatment these patients receive proves effective, but this is not always the case.

My doctor didn't listen and now I'm hurt, what do I do?

Most of us have probably experienced a doctor's short attention span. Whether we are in the middle of explaining our symptoms or discussing our treatment options, it seems more often than not, doctors don't pay attention. Perhaps they feel they know better, or perhaps it's because time is money, but regardless of why doctors don't listen, their inattention is dangerous to patients.

If you're not sure of wrongdoing, an attorney can help

When we read or hear of stories about doctor errors and medical malpractice, many times the mistakes and injury they caused were grossly apparent. While this situation makes for an easier lawsuit, medical malpractice is not always that clear cut. For many patients, there may be a question of wrongdoing for weeks, months or even years before an injury or loss is discovered. Just as with countless other legal actions, a successful medical malpractice case requires immediate attention. Many victims that are unsure of wrongdoing wait too before seeking help. However, there is an answer for patients unsure of doctor error or medical wrongdoing. Experienced medical malpractice attorneys understand the complexities of malpractice cases and are trained to identify doctor error and wrongdoing long before it's too late.

Medical experts believe doctor errors medicine's biggest problem

When new doctors begin practicing medicine, they take an oath in which they promise to do no harm. This oath, known as the Hippocratic Oath, has its foundation in ancient Greece, and it is a promise to provide a standard of care. Unfortunately, in today's world, some doctors in South Carolina and elsewhere fail to meet this standard, which, according to some medical experts, is modern-day medicine's biggest problem.

Misdiagnosis is a major medical error

Millions of American, including some who are living in the state of South Carolina, have been subjected to consequences when their doctor made an error in diagnosis. Medical mistakes of this magnitude can have dire consequences that range from prolonged suffering to a worsened medical condition. Some patients have even died as a result of this kind of doctor negligence.

Does a bad medical result mean medical malpractice?

A visit to the doctor is supposed to be the start of the healing process to make you feel better from whatever illness or injury brought you there in the first place. Sometimes, however, the result can be a worsened condition that can have a long-term impact on your health and well-being.

Informed consent as a basis for medical malpractice claims

Surgery is perhaps the most deeply personal involvement that anyone can have with the health care system. It entails allowing someone, with whom you just became acquainted due to injury or illness, to operate on you. It represents a major act of confidence and trust. At times, it may also involve a leap of faith.

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