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Failure to diagnose sepsis leads to death of 12-year-old

We are the middle of flu season, and many doctors are getting used to seeing flu symptoms in their patients. However, in some cases, what appears to be a mild case of the flu could actually be something much more serious. Failure to diagnose a patient appropriately can have devastating results. A 12-year-old girl was recently misdiagnosed with the flu and ended up dead a few days later.

Medical malpractice is more than just making a mistake

When we see a doctor for a medical issue, we generally expect them to perform their jobs capably and fix whatever is wrong with us. However, many patients unfortunately come out from surgery or treatment only to find out that their health issues are far from over. In fact, some patients may find themselves in a worse position than they were before their treatment.

Hospital faces lawsuit after doctor falsifies credentials

When a doctor or other medical professional engages in negligent or reckless behavior that harms a patient, the hospital where he or she works may be sued for medical malpractice. Hospital negligence may occur when a hospital fails to verify the credentials of the employees they hire. Prince George's County hospital in Maryland is now facing a class action lawsuit after one of their OB-GYNS used false identities throughout his medical career.

What are some of the most common doctor errors?

Most patients are in good hands when they go to the hospital for medical care. The doctors and other medical professionals that treat them adhere to an accepted standard of care and provide them with competent, if not exceptional, care. However, even the best physicians can make mistakes. According to NPR reports, these doctor errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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