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Hemochromatosis and Medical Malpractice in New York

Hemochromatosis is a condition caused by excessive absorption of iron and in most cases, it is inherited. It has been found that it mostly affects Caucasians. In the United States, approximately 5 in every 1,000 white people have the condition.

Misdiagnosis of Heart Attacks and Medical Malpractice in New York

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people in the United States die each year due to heart disease - this means that 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

Study: elderly patients with female doctors have better results

Many people who are in need of medical care don't notice the difference of care if their doctor is a man or a woman. As people age, the degree and frequency of care increases, and it becomes very important that the elderly patient receives the best care possible.

Misdiagnosis of Parkinson's Disease and Medical Malpractice

According to statistics, Parkinson's disease (PD) affects more people in the United States than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) combined. This disease affects up to 1 million people across the country.

Prevent Medical Misdiagnosis

According to studies, diagnostic errors occurred in approximately 5% of outpatients every year in the United States, meaning that roughly 12 million adults are victims of misdiagnosis. A small fraction of this 5% is made up of missed cancers, but it is found that "delayed cancer diagnosis" is one of the most harmful and costly types of diagnostic errors.

Liability for a Misdiagnosis of Stroke

According to a recent study, in the United States, at least one in 20 adults, or 12 million people each year, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their physicians. Researchers estimated that about 50% of these diagnosis errors have the potential to cause serious harm.

Misdiagnosis of Stroke and Medical Malpractice

According to a new study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety, approximately 12 million adults in the United States who seek outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed every year. This amounts to 1 out of 20 patients and according to researchers, 50% of those misdiagnosis cases has the potential to cause severe harm.

Types of Medical Malpractice

According to a recent study, approximately 440,000 people in the United States die as a result of medical negligence every year. For decades, it was estimated by the federal government that about 98,000 people were killed as a result of preventable medical errors each year. As you can see, in reality, the numbers are staggeringly much higher. In 2014, the total payout amount for medical malpractice claims was almost $4 billion.

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