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Medical malpractice could be increased by gender bias

When people go to see a doctor, they hope to receive respect, care and the doctor's full attention. People like to trust that their doctor takes their concerns seriously and utilizes the appropriate testing and diagnosis methods in order to best treat the patient. Unfortunately, some research shows that women can sometimes fail to get proper diagnosis or treatment because of gender bias by physicians. Perhaps greater awareness will improve the medical malpractice rates of physicians in California and beyond. 

Will ADHD diagnoses lead to medical malpractice suits?

There is some controversy in the medical community about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Some critics argue that the illness is overdiagnosed, and that some children who are diagnosed with it actually do not and should instead be considered gifted. The medicines prescribed to individuals with ADHD have been shown to be addictive and lead to permanent changes in the brain. Will some California doctors then be charged with medical malpractice if a non-ADHD child becomes addicted to ADHD drugs? 

California family seeks medical malpractice suit for daughter

A sensational case calling for the reversal of a death certificate has a family in conflict with the medical community. The parents of a California teen ruled brain dead are looking to have that judgment reversed to help with their medical malpractice case. Representatives of the hospital that allegedly contributed to her injury say that the woman's claims are not based in reality. A recent news story gives more details about the teen and her case.

Woman files wrongful death lawsuit against California hospital

Most people find that their relationships with their loved ones are among the most important things in their lives. When such a relationship is cut short by the negligence of a medical professional, it is devastating. The surviving family is then deprived of the companionship and support of their irreplaceable loved one. In a recent news story, one California woman is facing this experience. She has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital that she alleges caused the wrongful death of her husband. 

Was wife of California actor a victim of medical malpractice?

A trip to the emergency room is an anxiety-filled time, and one hopes that the medical issue involved will be resolved by the team of doctors and nurses met there. Unfortunately, ERs are busy places, attending physicians are often generalists and sometimes  a patient is misdiagnosed. This typically constitutes grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Recently, Anne Wheaton, wife of California actor Wil Wheaton (of "Star Wars: The Next Generation," "Stand By Me" and "The Big Bang Theory" fame), ran into a misdiagnosis issue in an ER, and she is telling her story to raise awareness and help keep it from happening to other women like her. 

Innovations can lower medical malpractice in California hospitals

Making patients safer is the end goal of many new technologies being rolled out in the medical industry. One technology in particular has already improved outcomes in a California hospital. Future-thinking technologies, once accepted, have the ability to reduce patient deaths and medical malpractice claims. Until then, injured patients may need to seek help seeking damages. 

Medical malpractice cases put California doc in top one percent

Some childless couples are willing to pay large sums of money and endure great hardships in order to conceive a child. Fertility clinics compete for business with one another and advertise huge success rates. Some researchers and experts claim that high rates of success for IVF clinics can be artificially inflated and failures obscured. A recent news story tells the tale of one California fertility doctor whose high number of malpractice cases has put him in the top one percent of physicians paying out for medical malpractice and has called his whole practice into question. 

California court overturns medical malpractice ruling

Malpractice can sometimes mean that a physician did not meet a sufficient standard of care. Physicians are bound by standardized practices and procedures that must be followed in every case in order to provide the best outcomes for a patient. Recently, a California man with cerebral palsy sued his physicians for medical malpractice and won, but the case was overturned in the appeals court and returned to the trial court to reconsider the amount of the damages awarded.

Medical malpractice claim costs California health provider big

When an injured person seeks medical treatment, he or she expects to promptly receive the required care in order to be quickly restored to health. It is the responsibility of a health care provider to direct injured individuals to the proper physicians who are both in-network and trained in the required specialty. A health care provider based in California was recently ordered to pay an injured man whose necessary treatment was delayed due to medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice: 4 hospitals fined for substandard care

Medical patients depend on hospitals and staff for proper care when they are in vulnerable and precarious states of health. If hospitals fall short, mistakes lead to more serious or even fatal injuries and, typically, medical malpractice lawsuits. A hospital should be the bastion of safety that injured people can turn to for trusted help. When those same injured people are neglected or improperly cared for, the consequences can be life-changing. Recent events in California demonstrate the upsetting consequences of neglectful medical care.