California residents who have undergone surgical procedures expected their doctors to be competent and skilled. No one plans to awaken from anesthesia to learn that they were the victim of a wrong-site surgery. This is a serious problem that can lead to medical...
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Misdiagnoses may be far more common than doctors admit
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Nov 14, 2022 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
Medical professionals in California and around the country have no idea how many patients are misdiagnosed each year because this data is not properly tracked. That was the conclusion reached by a team of researchers from an analytics company and the Johns Hopkins...
Rare diseases are often misdiagnosed as common conditions
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Nov 8, 2022 | Medication Errors
Medical professionals in California and around the country have access to the world's most sophisticated diagnostic systems and equipment, but mistakes are still worryingly common. Doctors face their biggest challenges when rare and potentially deadly conditions have...
Child dies after medical misdiagnosis of constipation
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Nov 1, 2022 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
Doctors in California are held to a high standard of providing quality care. Unfortunately, there are some who make mistakes and misdiagnose patients. A young child died of a rare form of cancer after being misdiagnosed with constipation. Child suffering from pain The...
When do surgical errors count as medical malpractice?
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Oct 17, 2022 | Surgical Error
Any time you undergo surgery, you are taking a significant risk. Everyone working in your California operating room is human and simple errors may occur. While not all errors in the operating room constitute medical malpractice. However, surgical errors are the third...
When should you seek medical care for a spinal injury?
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Oct 3, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury
When a resident of California gets into a severe car accident or suffers some other type of accident, it could result in trauma to their spinal column. Certain warning signs indicate that you should seek medical care. How spinal cord injuries affect you The spinal...
What are the most common problems after surgery?
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Sep 19, 2022 | Surgical Error
At some point, many California residents need some type of surgery. Certain complications and problems are common after surgical procedures. These are things to look out for that could happen to you. Pain It’s normal to experience pain after surgery. This can occur...
Facts about nursing malpractice in California
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Sep 19, 2022 | Medication Errors
Nurses play a vital role in the healthcare system; they're often the frontline caregivers who have direct contact with patients. As such, nurses are also at risk of committing medical errors that could result in patient harm and medical malpractice claims. What kind...
What are your options after a cancer misdiagnosis?
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Sep 5, 2022 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
It’s devastating for any California resident to learn they have cancer. However, it’s much worse when a misdiagnosis occurs, only to be told later that cancer is the true diagnosis. You have options if you are in this situation. How a misdiagnosis happens with cancer...
Surgical errors: the second most common type of malpractice
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Aug 19, 2022 | Surgical Error
There's no doubt that most major surgeries can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, life after surgery can be even harder if errors occurred during your procedure. If you are the victim of a surgical error in California, it's understandable to wonder why this mistake...
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