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How Could I Be Harmed by a Misdiagnosis or Other Diagnostic Error?

Can I file a lawsuit for a misdiagnosis?

Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake made by health care providers. These are cases where a health care provider misdiagnoses a patient or provides a delayed diagnosis. There are multiple types of diagnostic errors that affect thousands of patients in the US each year. The different types of diagnostic errors include: Delayed diagnosis: As the name implies, this is where a health care provider makes the correct diagnosis after a significant period of time has passed. In such cases, your health care provider may have delayed ordering tests or failed to recognize symptoms. Missed diagnosis: Your health care provider could discharge you with a clean bill… Read More

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Are Medical Mistakes a Leading Cause of Death in the US?

Are medical mistakes a leading cause of death?

Many of us already know that heart disease and cancer are leading causes of death in the US. You may not know that medical mistakes also kill hundreds of thousands of people in the US each year. Depending on who you ask, medical mistakes could be responsible for anywhere from 250,000 to 440,000 deaths annually. According to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, 440,000 people die in the US each year from preventable medical mistakes. A study published in British Medical Journal (also called BMJ) put this number at roughly 252,000 per year. By comparison, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show that heart disease and cancer… Read More

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Has Your Vehicle Been Recalled for Safety Defects?

Manufacturing or design defects in vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries or deaths. For instance, many recalled vehicles contain Takata’s airbag inflators, which are associated with multiple deaths and catastrophic injuries. The inflators can explode and send metal shrapnel flying into the cabins of vehicles. This is only one example that highlights the importance of knowing whether your vehicle is under recall. A recent Carfax study found that 63 million vehicles with safety defects are being driven on roads across the country. Although automakers are required by law to inform their customers of recalls, there are several reasons why owners may not receive repairs. It can take months to get a vehicle with… Read More

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Voted #1 Attorney In Connecticut: Michael J. Walsh, Esq.

West Hartford attorney Michael J. Walsh has been ranked as the number one attorney in the state in a statewide poll of practicing attorneys.  The poll is conducted each year by Thomson Reuters and is published in the November issue of Connecticut Magazine. Attorney Walsh practices personal injury law at his West Hartford law firm, Walsh Woodard LLC.  He has handled several high-profile personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits. Attorney Walsh is a 1987 graduate of the University of Connecticut Law School.  He clerked for the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns in the United States Federal District Court, and has then practiced personal injury law in the West Hartford and Hartford… Read More

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Attacked By A Dog In Hartford?

If you have been attacked by a dog in Hartford, then you may be able to collect compensation. However, there are several requirements that must be met in order for a person to file a lawsuit. It is important for you to be aware of the dog bite laws in Connecticut. Dog Bite Laws in Connecticut In order to file a lawsuit, you must have suffered an injury due to the dog bite. You must also not have been trespassing on someone else’s property. Additionally, you must not have provoked or teased the dog. Keep in mind that these laws also apply to other injuries that a dog can cause…. Read More

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