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Blood tests may help detect cancer, if performed correctly

Nobody likes to think about cancer, but for many Floridians this devastating disease is far more than a concept; it's a reality that has tragic consequences for their health and well-being. Fortunately, advances in diagnostic testing and treatment have made cancer more treatable, allowing many to successfully overcome it. However, this success often hinges on an early and accurate diagnosis.

What are the legal remedies for misdiagnosis?

Medical misdiagnosis is serious and when victims and families have suffered medical malpractice, it is important to understand the legal resources and remedies available to help. Victims of medical malpractice and misdiagnosis may feel particularly vulnerable and that the trust placed in medical professionals has been violated. Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of different situations.

An example of the dangers of medication errors

If you've seen television commercials for medications, then you know that their names can be difficult to pronounce and spell, and many of them have similar names. This can pose a significant risk to patients in Florida and nationwide who trust their doctors, nurses and pharmacists to prescribe, fill and administer medications. A medication error, whether a wrong dosage, wrong medication or wrong type of administration can cause serious harm to a patient. In the worst cases the incident proves fatal.

Florida doctor facing lawsuit for misdiagnosis

Medical professionals hold an esteemed position in our society. Utilizing their knowledge, skill and passion for helping those in need, these doctors and nurses oftentimes help cure and heal their patients. But sometimes these medical professionals are less than what they appear to be, and this can spell danger for Floridians.

Medical malpractice and expert witnesses

Taking legal action against a negligent medical professional or hospital can be one way to pursue damages suffered as the result of medical malpractice. However, before a victim can recover the compensation to which he or she is entitled, he or she will have to prove that the defendant was in fact negligent and that negligence caused the victim's harm. This may sound easy enough, but in the complex scientific world of medicine there can be many disagreements and the issues may be well-beyond the average person, requiring expert testimony.

Representation when facing medical malpractice

Medical care today compared to that of 10 years ago is quite amazing. New research and advances in technology have increased medical professionals' ability to accurately diagnose and effective treat a variety of conditions. Yet, the system is still far from perfect. As was discussed in a post a few weeks ago, sometimes medical errors are made that leave victims with serious injuries. In the worst cases, the mistakes are fatal.

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