Medical Malpractice Archives

Congressman pushes bill to reduce prostate cancer misdiagnoses

Each year, many men in Ohio and across the U.S. are misdiagnosed with prostate cancer due to false positive biopsy results. Because of this, an Indiana congressman is sponsoring a bill that could reduce the problem.

Study finds doctors misdiagnosing Type 3c diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most common types of diabetes mellitus diagnosed by health care providers. However, Ohio readers may be interested in learning that doctors often misdiagnose a lesser-known third form of the disease, according to a new study. The research was published in the journal 'Diabetes Care."

Opioids and anticoagulants top cause of medical liability claims

Ohio readers may be interested to learn that opioids are the leading cause of medication-related insurance claims, according to a new report. The report, which was issued by Coverys, also found that anticoagulant drugs are a frequent cause of medical errors.

The role of race and genetics in cancer outcomes

The death rate from breast cancer dropped 39 percent from 1989 to 2015. However, a woman's chances of survival may depend on her race as much as advances in medical treatment. White woman in Ohio may have a better chance of surviving breast cancer compared to black women. Asian, Hispanic and native American women had the lowest death rates from this type of cancer.

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