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How common are diagnostic errors?

We go to the doctor expecting that we can trust the care we are receiving. When a doctor gives us a diagnosis and prescribes treatment, we trust what he or she is saying. After all, the doctor is the medical professional, the one who went through years of medical school and specialized training to get to where they are. With their knowledge, we have to put our health in their hands.

When an infection is left untreated

On this blog, we have covered all sorts of examples of errors that medical professionals make, which can endanger the lives of patients they are supposed to be caring for. However, doctor errors manifest in many ways, which some people are not always aware of. Infections, for example, can be dangerous and may even result in the loss of life. Sadly, medical professionals do not always pay proper attention while taking care of patients, for an array of reasons such as inexperience and rushing. If you or someone in your family has developed an infection due to a medical professional's error, you should not have any hesitance with respect to taking action.

Robotic exoskeletons help paralyzed patients

For many individuals who suffer a catastrophic injury or debilitating disease that results in paralysis, the prognosis for returning function to their legs can be a dim one. However, recent advances in technology and medicine have seen some innovative applications that are helping some patients walk once again, which could give hope to those who have suffered from medical malpractice injuries.

When your child is hurt by a doctor's mistake

For parents, seeing their children suffer due to injuries can be very hard. Worse, some are even more upset when they know that this suffering only exists because of another person's carelessness, especially when it is a medical professional. In Albuquerque, and through all cities in New Mexico, parents and their children who are struggling with the consequences of an injury that occurred because of a physician's error might be bothered by the fact that the injury might have been completely preventable. Moreover, a child may have his or her life upended in many ways because of the hardships they are facing.

Medical professional negligence during childbirth

Medical malpractice affects patients in many different ways, but it can be especially upsetting for some, such as women who give birth and their loved ones. Expectant parents often believe that their physician and the medical professionals who provide care will do their best to protect the mother and her infant during the birthing process, as they should. Unfortunately, some medical professionals in New Mexico and other parts of the country have failed to provide patients with the care that they deserve. When negligence occurs during childbirth, the consequences can be especially devastating for entire families.

Sleep deprivation and doctor errors

When it comes to doctor errors, there are all sorts of risk factors that can increase the chances of a physician making a serious mistake, thereby harming their patient. For example, a doctor who is intoxicated due to medication, inexperienced, or exhibiting poor communication may be more likely to make mistakes. In some instances, sleep deprivation can also cause them to make a mistake, putting their patients in harm's way. Even though some doctors may be very busy and their work may interfere with their sleep, there is no excuse for an avoidable error that causes a patient to suffer.

Recovering from a prescription error

Medical malpractice occurs far too often in the U.S., often leaving victims with serious hardships. From worsened medical conditions to unnecessary suffering and medical costs, far too many negligent medical professionals have upended the lives of patients who they were supposed to take care of. Currently, many people need to take prescription medication for various conditions. While these medications have been very helpful for many people, some have suffered due to medication errors, such as those which occur due to a doctor’s writing mistake.

Social media and medical malpractice

People who require medical treatment typically expect that the medical professionals who care for them will fulfill their professional obligations to the best of their ability. Sadly, some medical professionals are negligent or are unable to carry out their job duties properly, whether they lack training, are short on time, or simply do not care. Victims of medical malpractice may face a wide range of hardships and can be very stressed out and even angry. Sometimes, people turn to social media to vent their feelings, but we know how important it is for medical malpractice victims to watch what they share online if they plan on taking their case to the courtroom.

Examining average doctor visit times

When people in Albuquerque go to visit the doctor's office, the expectation typically is that whoever sees them will sit down with them, listen intently to everything they have to say, and generally take as much time as is needed to make them feel completely comfortable. They often leave such visits, however, shocked at how little face-to-face time they get with the doctor. Indeed, research information shared by the Health Research and Education Trust shows the median doctor office visit time to be only 15.7 minutes. 

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