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When Is a Missed Diagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

Published on Dec 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you aren’t feeling well, you go to the doctor to get answers and recommendations. So what happens if your doctor says you’re fine, but you still feel sick? If you start feeling worse even though your doctor claimed you were healthy, then you could have a medical malpractice suit for a missed diagnosis on your hands. You trust your doctor to accurately diagnose you, so when they don’t, the results could be deadly.

The Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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You may have heard the terms “negligence” and “malpractice” used interchangeably, but there are clear differences between the two legally. If you’re pursuing a personal injury claim, it’s important to understand the difference between the terms, as your case may proceed differently depending on the circumstances of your accident.

In general, negligence involves a person’s failure to exercise care in a way that a reasonable person would have done in a similar situation. The majority of personal injury claims revolve around this idea. Malpractice, however, is a type of negligence that specifically relates to licensed professionals who fail to provide services that meet the required standard of care. Most personal injury claims revolving around malpractice are the result of a negligent doctor.

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