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Diagnostic errors are costly for Massachusetts patients and physicians

When someone who is ill goes to a physician, there is an expectation that the doctor will be able to help him or her get better. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Humans make mistakes, and when doctors do so, results can be tragic. A Massachusetts resident may have legal rights if his or her physician has committed medical negligence, causing further pain or suffering.

Misdiagnosis cause of 72 percent of Mass. malpractice suits

Students are required to attend years of school and a residency in order to become medical doctors in Springfield, Massachusetts. This is in order to ensure that the doctor is properly educated and trained so that he or she can competently care for his or her patients. Those who visit their doctors rely on their expertise and knowledge to make a correct diagnosis. However, a surprisingly high amount of cases are misdiagnosed each year, sometimes leading to serious problems and even death.

Brain injury victim petitions charity fund for relief

In certain situations, when a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, it may not be apparent until days after the incident. Because this can be an issue when trying to establish fault for the injury, those who may have sustained one in Springfield, Massachusetts should be checked out by medical personnel who can properly test for it.

Medical mistakes cost thousands of patients their lives each year

When you go to the hospital for treatment in Springfield, Massachusetts, you probably do not even think about the possibility of your doctor making a mistake that could cost you your life. After all, these type of accidents are rare, right?

Attorney J. Norman O'Connor Prevails at the Vermont Supreme Court

A majority of the Vermont Supreme Court agreed with the arguments of Attorney J. O'Connor and held that while the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Impairment (5th Edition) ("AMA Guides 5th") must be used to rate a permanent impairment under the Vermont Workers' Compensation statutes, it is not the sole source for the diagnosis of a particular condition.

Mother sues after doctor's negligence resulted in birth injury

When a mother goes into labor in Springfield, Massachusetts, she depends on her doctor to monitor her progress and do everything in his or her power to ensure that she and the baby are kept safe. When negligence occurs during labor and delivery, the consequences can be devastating.

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