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  • Misdiagnosis is the Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims and May Contribute to Up to 40,000 Annual Hospital Deaths, According to Studies
    Misdiagnosis is the Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims and May Contribute to Up to 40,000 Annual Hospital Deaths, According to Studies

    Misdiagnosis is the leading cause of payouts in medical malpractice claims , according to a recent study. It may also be the cause of, or a substantial factor in, more than 40,000 deaths in hospitals ...

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  • New Report Finds That Male Babies Are More Likely to Be Born Premature Than Females
    New Report Finds That Male Babies Are More Likely to Be Born Premature Than Females

    A new report, based on a series of international studies, finds that boys are just slightly more likely to be born prematurely than girls, and also tend to have worse outcomes. This was true ...

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  • Texas Military Hospital Agrees to $6.5 Million Settlement for Birth Injury Lawsuit
    Texas Military Hospital Agrees to $6.5 Million Settlement for Birth Injury Lawsuit

    A military hospital at Fort Hood, Texas recently settled a birth injury lawsuit for $6.5 million . The case involved a brain injury that the parents claimed could have been avoided if the hospital ...

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  • West Virginia Hospital Settles Birth Injury Case for Confidential Amount
    West Virginia Hospital Settles Birth Injury Case for Confidential Amount

    Recently, a lawsuit against St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia was confidentially settled and dismissed from federal court. The case involved an infant who was allegedly injured ...

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  • Lawsuit Alleges Medical Neglect by Private Prison Company
    Lawsuit Alleges Medical Neglect by Private Prison Company

    A federal lawsuit by a prison inmate claims that prison officials denied her adequate medical care. Lester v. Hickson, et al , No. 1:13-cv-01118, complaint (D.N.M., Nov. 20, 2013) . The case also ...

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  • New Study Significantly Increases the Estimated Number of Annual Deaths Involving Hospital Errors
    New Study Significantly Increases the Estimated Number of Annual Deaths Involving Hospital Errors

    When people go to the hospital, whether for routine care or an emergency situation, they unfortunately face more risks than just the injury or condition that brought them there. Medical mistakes ...

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