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Pennsylvania regulates naturopathic medicine: are you any safer?

Naturopathic medicine - which includes a number of alternative sub-practices as alternatives to conventional medical practice - has been around for a long time. It is only in recent times that the United States has begun recognize this practice as a legitimate health care option, and arguments are ongoing regarding the validity of naturopathic health care.

Over 200 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

The utmost certain standard of care is always expected of doctors and nurses. One small mistake can have catastrophic consequences, which is why doctors and nurses are expected to abide by stringent rules and standards. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals fail to live up to these standards, and patients may be left in a worse condition than when they arrived at the healthcare facility. When this happens, victims and their families may wish to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Vicarious liability and medical malpractice

Michigan residents often trust that health care facilities will provide them with the care they need to get better. Sadly, this does not always happen, and, sometimes, patients leave in a worse condition than when they arrived as the result of a doctor's negligence. When this happens, it may be possible to pursue legal action against a responsible party in the form of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medication errors are a serious concern for victims

Medical malpractice can refer to a range of different types of medical mistakes and medical negligence including misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical and anesthesia errors and medication errors. Medications are able to do significant good when they are properly administered, however, when medication is improperly prescribed or administered, the results can be serious.

A look at medical malpractice cases

Philadelphia residents likely go to hospitals expecting to get treatment that will eventually help them get better. Not many go into a healthcare facility expecting to leave in worse shape than when they arrived. Unfortunately, though, this very situation can happen to patients who become victims of medical malpractice. Far too often, healthcare providers act carelessly, having devastating results for patients. When this occurs, victims and their families may wish to pursue a medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice options are available when misdiagnosed

It is commonly known that early detection of cancer is important for treatment of cancer. The possibility of surviving certain cancers, including colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer, as well as other types of cancer, are better when the cancer is detected early on. In general, medical patients expect and trust that they are carefully treated and properly diagnosed.

What is overdiagnosis, and is it harmful?

Pennsylvanians may be familiar with the issue of misdiagnosis in the medical world, but they may not know that the topic of overdiagnosis has been a hot one as of late. Overdiagnosis is an especially pertinent issue in the area of breast imaging with regards to the screening of diseases such as breast cancer.

What is a medication error?

Medication errors are an all too common reality that many unsuspecting residents of Philadelphia face. Simply put, a medication error can be described as any event or series of cascading events that directly results in a patient inappropriately ingesting medication that results in harming rather than helping the patient.

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