When you go to the doctor, you expect them to be upfront and honest with you. The interests of your doctor should be to help you, even if the doctor you're seeing is checking up on a previous diagnosis from another doctor. So, would it surprise you to learn that this isn't always what happens?
He was young, only 21 years old, when he was diagnosed with cancer. This California man was told that he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but a treatment was available. That man underwent treatment at Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa Medical Center in August of 2005, but he never got the chance to get better.
On May 25, 2015, a 34-year-old former marine went to her local urgent care center. However, the nurses and doctors failed to realize what her symptoms meant, and soon the brave veteran and mother of two was fighting for her life. Luckily, the woman survived, but at a high price... And we aren't just talking about her medical bills.
We all know that heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in America, but do you know the third? Some of you probably think it's death by car accident or firearm, but you'd be wrong. It turns out that the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical error, but the reason you didn't know that might actually be because someone is hiding that fact from you.
Have you heard of stem cell treatments? They have been touted as the miracle cure to all sorts of ailments. From degenerated knees, to heart disease and immunity conditions, stem cells can fix your ills... or can they? A new study from Cell Stem Cell-a scholarly journal-questions these fantastic claims.
Rehab is where you go to recover from an injury. It's supposed to make you healthier, supposed to help you recover the independence you lost when you fell ill. However, that's not what a new study found when it looked into rehab facilities.
A man takes his daughter to the hospital for an appendicitis. Surgery goes well, and before he knows it, his daughter is recovering. Fast forward several months and the man receives a letter from the hospital. It asks that he get his daughter tested for HIV. Just what went wrong, and why do 3,000 other people have to get tested for this disease, too?
Most people trust doctors and other healthcare professionals to help make them healthier. However, when doctors are negligent or make mistakes, they could potentially harm a patient or make an existing condition much worse. If that happens, you may want to file a medical malpractice suit against the doctor who harmed you. You have probably seen headlines at some point announcing medical malpractice lawsuits that have settled for millions of dollars. However, you may not know exactly who pays a medical malpractice settlement - and how it could limit the amount of money you actually get.
A tonsillectomy is a pretty common procedure for a child. Experts say it is the third most common childhood surgery right behind circumcision and ear tubes. This procedure is widely considered safe, so how did a 9-year-old little girl die after her procedure?