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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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FDA Issues a Ban on Pelvic Mesh

By William E. Raikes III |

There has been increasing concern over the use of surgical mesh in treating conditions such as hernias and other abdominal or pelvic issues. Numerous patients have reported adverse reactions, leading government officials to issue warnings concerning the safety of these products. Adverse effects can have lingering health impacts on patients and in some cases,… Read More »

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The Four Most Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

By William E. Raikes III |

Taking care of yourself, leading a healthy lifestyle, and alerting your doctor to any health problems or symptoms you may be experiencing can all help to prevent potentially serious medical issues. Unfortunately, even when you do follow these steps, medical errors and misdiagnosis can occur. To be sure, a delayed or missed diagnosis leaves… Read More »

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Florida Bill Aims at Reducing Dangerous Plastic Surgery Errors

By William E. Raikes III |

Plastic surgery has become commonplace, with large numbers of both women and men throughout Florida either seeking to erase the signs of aging or to improve on the hand nature dealt them with. As a result, doctors are rushing to provide both invasive and non-invasive procedures in their offices and at prices designed to… Read More »

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Women at Greater Risk for Medical Malpractice Due to Misdiagnosis

By William E. Raikes III |

Early detection is key to treating any number of serious chronic health issues and medical conditions. Unfortunately, cases involving medical misdiagnosis are common and a leading factor in medical malpractice claims. Women in general are more at risk of having their symptoms dismissed or attributed to other factors. The following highlights the potential dangers… Read More »

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15 Steps to Prevent Medical Mistakes and Errors

By William E. Raikes III |

Medical mistakes and errors continue to be commonplace and are a leading factor in medical malpractice claims. When they occur, doctors and other health care providers can be held accountable, but the damage to you and your loved ones may be irreparable. The following highlights how you can act as your own patient advocate… Read More »

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Rushed Doctor Visits Increase Your Risks for Medical Mistakes

By William E. Raikes III |

When visiting your doctor’s office, you hope to get answers to your health issues and possible treatment options to prevent pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, too often these appointments involve long wait times, only to be rushed through the actual visit itself with only a few minutes to discuss your concerns. This can lead to… Read More »

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Questioning Your Doctor About a Diagnosis (or the Lack of One)

By William E. Raikes III |

When suffering symptoms that seem to indicate underlying disorders, the first step is generally a visit to the doctor in the hopes of getting a diagnosis. An accurate assessment of your medical health is key to getting the treatment you need, and errors can end up proving life threatening or resulting in permanent harm…. Read More »

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Florida Researchers Target Superbug Responsible for Health Care-Associated Infections

By William E. Raikes III |

If you or someone you care about is receiving treatment in a hospital, outpatient medical center, or in a nursing home or long-term care facility, it is vitally important to speak up if you suspect you are not receiving the quality of care you are entitled to. Healthcare-associated infections are common, particularly when patients… Read More »

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Medical Errors and Mistakes

By William E. Raikes III |

You trust your family doctor and other medical providers to take the appropriate steps to protect your health and safety. Unfortunately, medical mistakes on the part of physicians, pharmacists, surgeons, and hospital staff are all too common and can end up leaving you with serious and potentially life threatening conditions. To protect yourself against… Read More »

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While Less Invasive, Minor Cosmetic Procedures Can Cause Major Problems

By William E. Raikes III |

Cosmetic surgery used to be something only whispered about among an older, wealthy clientele, but the practice is now commonplace and widespread among people of all ages and income levels. Minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox injections and chemical peels, are routinely offered in general practice offices alongside regular checkups and exams. While these… Read More »

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