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Top ten causes of medical malpractice

It was not so long ago that talk show host David Letterman devoted a couple of minutes each night to a Top Ten list in which a politician, celebrity or a bad idea got lampooned. A recent list of the Top Ten causes of medical malpractice lawsuits is entirely serious, however.

Should you pursue a negligence claim for a hospital fall?

During their hospital stay, as many as 20 percent of all patients in our country fall at least once, according to data collected by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In fact, more data from the collaborative health care organization Premier Inc. indicates that hospital falls comprise the largest category of reported incidents.

Misdiagnosis verdict upheld

One of the reasons West Virginia doctors give their patients for annual check-ups is that yearly physicals help physicians spot illnesses and conditions and begin early treatment. Of course, the positive benefits of early treatment are dependent on an accurate diagnosis.

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