Failure to Diagnose Law
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Failure to Diagnose Law - US
- ABA - Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability
The Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability is devoted to preserving and protecting the legal rights and remedies of persons injured while obtaining medical treatment and care. The Committee monitors policies that promote protecting the public as consumers of medical and health care services at the federal level regarding medical liability.
- AMA's Code of Medical Ethics
The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician.
- ATRA - Medical Liability Reform
The lottery-like aspect of civil liability is nowhere more evident than in medical liability. Very few acts of medical negligence result in patient claims and that very few paid claims actually involve medical negligence. The traditional system no longer works. These non-notorious inequities and inefficiencies of the medical liability system negatively affect the cost and quality of health care as well as access to adequate health care. More important, the practice of "defensive medicine" as a means of reducing or avoiding tort liability is a major contributor to health care cost.
- Failure to Diagnose - Definition
Failure to diagnose refers to the failure of a medical professional to correctly diagnose a medical condition. Failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis and other types of misdiagnosis are common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits; see misdiagnosis and medical malpractice.
Organizations Related to Failure to Diagnose Law
- American Medical Association
Physicians need an advocate in the nation’s capital. As the leading voice for America's physicians in Washington, D.C., the AMA is aggressively involved in advocacy efforts that are related to the most vital issues in medicine today. Here you can review the AMA's National Health Care Policy Agenda and further explore some of the AMA’s top priorities, such as expanding coverage for the uninsured and reforming the Medicare physician payment system in a way that accurately reflects rising practice costs.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The goals of the agency are: * to foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis for ultimately protecting and improving health; * to develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will ensure the Nation's capability to prevent disease; * to expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences in order to enhance the Nation's economic well-being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research; and * to exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science.
- Patients’ Action Network
The Patients’ Action Network will keep you updated on critical health care measures pending in the U.S. Congress, government agencies, your state legislature, and as reported in the media. We’ll let you know when bills are heading for a vote, or are in danger of being ignored. And we’ll ask you to help ensure lawmakers take appropriate action on these important issues.
Publications Related to Failure to Diagnose Law
- Failure to Diagnose - No. 1 Allegation in Liability Lawsuits
A physician's failure to diagnose tops the chart as the most common allegation in medical liability lawsuits, according to a February study that has prompted some risk management experts to warn physicians that defensive medicine is their best protection.
- How Failure to Diagnose Cases are Settled or Awarded
Most people place a great deal of trust in the abilities of their physicians, specialists, medical staff and medical facilities to timely and properly diagnose and treat their illnesses. Unfortunately, many patients are victimized when these trusted professionals fail to recognize symptoms and allow diseases or other medical conditions to invade their bodies.
- UMHS - Medical Malpractice and Patient Safety
Since 2004, the U-M Health System has been in the national spotlight for its innovative approach to medical errors, mishaps and near-misses -- and their potential legal consequences including malpractice suits. If you have reached this page after hearing or reading about our approach in the news media, welcome! We hope this page will be useful to you.
Articles on HG.org Related to Failure to Diagnose Law
- Kernicterus, Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, and Severe Jaundice with BabiesKernicterus is a dangerous neurological condition that can develop if a baby with very high bilirubin levels, leading to severe jaundice is not immediately treated. Kernicterus causes severe and irreversible brain damage. Kernicterus can be prevented.
- Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack, Stroke, Cancer, or InfectionEach year medical misdiagnosis leads to thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths. This article explains how a heart attack, stroke, cancer, or infection may be misdiagnosed, leading to serious injuries or death for the patient.
- Equally Deadly: ICU Misdiagnosis and Breast CancerAn undiagnosed heart attack or stroke accounted for almost three of every four missed diagnoses that, had health care professionals correctly diagnosed the medical problem, could have saved the patient’s life.
- Overview of Lyme DiseaseWhat exactly is Lyme disease? What causes it and how can it be treated? Continue reading to learn more about this common and serious condition. In the U.S., Lyme disease is the sixth most common notifiable disease. Although cases of Lyme disease can occur throughout the country, 96% of the cases occur in thirteen states in the upper Midwest and the northeast.
- Overcrowded Emergency Departments Leading to Hospital Malpractice and Doctoral MalpracticeOvercrowded emergency rooms have become a major problem with hospitals, resulting in an increase in medical negligence and medical malpractice. Overcrowding has become a serious problem in hospital emergency departments. This causes patients who need immediate medical help to sometimes wait hours for medical attention.
- Kernicterus and Severe Jaundice in Newborns from Medical MalpracticeKernicterus is a neurological condition that happens to a newborn with severe jaundice. It involves a high level of bilirubin, a substance created from the breakdown by the liver of old red blood cells that leaves the blood and builds up in the brain tissues. When the bilirubin enters the brain tissues, it causes permanent brain damage to the infant.
- High Risk Pregnancy Causing a Birth Defect or Birth InjuryHigh risk pregnancies include premature delivery, multiple births, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), older women who are pregnant, a large infant, and other factors. Even though a woman may be in a high risk category, this does not excuse a doctor or medical professional for negligence.
- Cervical Cancer: A Case of Malpractice?Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lower part of the uterus. Catching this cancer in the early stages is crucial, but could medical malpractice be blamed for this issue?
- Study Reveals Startling Hospital ICU Misdiagnosis StatisticsWhen a Patient Dies in an Intensive Care Unit, There Is a 28 Percent Chance That a Diagnosis Was Missed - When John Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers examined diagnosis errors in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), they expected to find some room for improvement in patient care. However, the lead author of the study, Dr. Bradford Winters, described the results as “surprising and alarming.”
- Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / PIHGestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the child. If the hypertension becomes severe, it can lead to preeclampsia or eclampsia which can cause serious injuries or even death to both the mother and child.
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