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Protecting yourself against a missed pulmonary embolism diagnosis

Pulmonary embolisms are potentially life-endangering conditions. This condition occurs when a blockage forms in one of the arteries spanning into the lungs. In most cases, the blockage is caused by blood clots. Most come from the legs.

Risky procedures for those over 50 put your life at risk

There are many medical procedures that are dangerous for patients of any age, but there are several that have an increased risk if you're over the age of 50. It's important for medical providers to discuss with you the increased risk of these procedures. If they don't and you end up with injuries, you could have a case for negligence or other related issues.

Medical malpractice can lead to the deaths of patients

Medical malpractice can lead to a wrongful death. When it does, it's important that families know that they have a right to pursue a claim. Negligence or errors in a medical setting are simply unacceptable, since a patient's life depends on quality service.

Medical errors: Prevalent and with a potential to kill

People die from medical mistakes often enough that it's a problem in the medical system that has to be addressed. Since a report in 1999, the medical community has agreed that somewhere around 98,000 people die because of medical mistakes in hospitals every year. In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services raised that number and indicated that poor care at hospitals contributed to the deaths of around 180,000 patients on Medicare yearly.

New vest prevents patients from suffering from heart failure

What if you could make sure that no heart-failure patient had to return to the hospital unnecessarily? Doctors are at that point with a new invention that could help patients live their lives more freely. A news report from July 11 states that a new high-tech vest is the answer that could help stop deaths from heart problems.

Physician-patient privilege may be waived for your case

If someone you love passes away due to mistakes made at a hospital or by a physician, then your family may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. One thing you may find troublesome is that there is physician-patient privilege that could make it hard to obtain your loved one's medical records.

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