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New York's Grieving Families Act: A Second Chance for Justice

New York's Grieving Families Act

The Grieving Families Act was meant to correct a longstanding injustice that has been enshrined in New York's constitution for 176 years. However, the bill suffered a setback in Albany, which led to its failure. The good news is that the Grieving Families Act can and should be given another chance, without changes that would seriously undermine its intent.

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Misdiagnosis vs. Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis vs. Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Some reports suggest that as many as 40% of medical malpractice cases involve a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis. These issues are a clear patient safety problem. Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor diagnoses the patient with the wrong illness. For example, ...

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Medical Malpractice: Understanding Misdiagnosis

Medical Malpractice: Understanding Misdiagnosis

Each year, an estimated 5 percent of Americans are misdiagnosed by their physicians. The seemingly trivial 5 percent mark translates into over 12 million misdiagnosed individuals annually. Misdiagnosis can lead to serious prolonged medical problems, financial hardship or even death. Generally, medical malpractice focuses on treatment errors and med...

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Avoid Falling a Victim of a Pathology Misdiagnosis

Avoid Falling a Victim of a Pathology Misdiagnosis

A pathologist is a medical professional responsible for examining bodily fluids and tissue in order to assist in diagnosing a patient that is experiencing certain signs and symptoms of a medical condition. A pathologist will use laboratory tests and equipment to assist with the process of diagnosing serious or sometimes life-threatening illnesses. ...

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Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis & Errors

Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis & Errors

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In the United States, there are more than 3 million people diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Skin cancer is the mutation of cells beneath the skin that is often highly aggressive. These highly aggressive mutations grow out of control and form cancerous cells. If left untreated, skin ca...

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Five Common Consequences of Medical Malpractice

Five Common Consequences of Medical Malpractice

 When you seek medical treatment for some ailment or injury, you expect to be treated with utmost care by your doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. However, sometimes those medical professionals fail to perform their duties as they are intended to, resulting in harm to the patients they are treating, and possible medical malpracti...

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