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Most doctors face malpractice claims sooner or later

Most doctors in Ohio and around the country will face medical malpractice litigation sooner or later. Studies reveal that more than half of the doctors in America over the age of 55 have defended themselves in such a lawsuit, and their legal costs average $30,000 even when the claims against them are dropped or dismissed. Female doctors tend to be sued less often than their male colleagues, but some experts say that this is because they are generally younger and specialize in areas where this kind of legal action is rarer.

How is cerebral palsy diagnosed?

As a parent, it can be stressful and heartbreaking to wonder if your baby might have a disability like cerebral palsy. If your child has some known risk factors for cerebral palsy or is exhibiting developmental delays, you may wonder how you can help your child.

ER diagnostic errors big source of malpractice claims

Medical professionals who work in Ohio hospital emergency departments face high pressure when diagnosing patients. They typically see people during a crisis, and they might not know much about the medical history of patients prior to seeing them. This sometimes disrupts their ability to accurately assess medical problems. A study of over 1,300 closed malpractice insurance claims over five years by an insurance company identified the initial history and physical evaluation stage of care as the source of 44% of the insurance claims.

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