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Serious physician misdiagnosis results in woman’s foot amputation

04
April
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Most doctors are pretty thorough when it comes to examining and diagnosing their patients. These medical professionals know that anything short of a thorough examination could cause them to miss an important symptom and potentially put their patients at risk. Unfortunately, there are some doctors who have very little regard for patient safety, which causes […]

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Study reveals high rates of misdiagnosis by primary care doctors

01
March
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

For decades, reputable medical journals have studied the rates and consequences of medical errors that occur in hospitals. But few major studies have been conducted focusing on medical errors made by primary care physicians, who are often a patient’s first (and sometimes only) source of medical advice. Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association […]

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Patients may soon report medical mistakes to new database

28
September
2012
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

If a patient experiences a medical mistake by a healthcare provider they may soon have the opportunity to report that error to a federal database. Since currently so many medical errors go unreported, the government hopes the additional information gathered from patients will help prevent errors and improve health care systems. “Patient reports could complement […]

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