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Oklahoma doctor facing felony charges for deliberate misdiagnosis


When someone becomes ill, friends and family members turn to the best available doctor in town for that person's treatment. However, if the doctor commits an error while diagnosing the illness, the consequences can be severe. The consequences may be even worse if that doctor commits a deliberate misdiagnosis in order to further his or her own interests. A recent incident in Oklahoma is a good example of that.

Which medical errors should doctors disclose?


Historically, doctors have avoided disclosing the majority of medical errors to their patients out of fear of being sued for medical malpractice and because they were uncomfortable with the disclosure process. However, increasing numbers of doctors, including some in the Norman area, have come to see full disclosure of medical errors to patients as the best practice to follow.

Which medical errors should doctors disclose?

Historically, doctors have avoided disclosing the majority of medical errors to their patients out of fear of being sued for medical malpractice and because they were uncomfortable with the disclosure process. However, increasing numbers of doctors, including some in the Norman area, have come to see full disclosure of medical errors to patients as the best practice to follow.

Woman sues for doctor negligence, claims compensation

Cases of doctor negligence are not new in Oklahoma. In a recent case, a woman is suing her doctors in court claiming in her lawsuit that her doctors failed to conduct necessary genetic testing and therefore were negligent in providing her with proper medical treatment. In the suit, the woman has said that the genetic testing was vital in her case citing the reason that she has a family history of cancer.

Woman sues for doctor negligence, claims compensation


Cases of doctor negligence are not new in Oklahoma. In a recent case, a woman is suing her doctors in court claiming in her lawsuit that her doctors failed to conduct necessary genetic testing and therefore were negligent in providing her with proper medical treatment. In the suit, the woman has said that the genetic testing was vital in her case citing the reason that she has a family history of cancer.

Surgeon with 11 malpractice payouts keeps working unabated

A heartbreaking story about a surgery gone wrong -- and the failures of doctors, though one in particular takes the cake, to monitor the patient -- exemplifies one of the issues in the medical field today. We start the story with a simple procedure: an appendectomy, which is a procedure to remove a person's appendix.

Surgeon with 11 malpractice payouts keeps working unabated

A heartbreaking story about a surgery gone wrong -- and the failures of doctors, though one in particular takes the cake, to monitor the patient -- exemplifies one of the issues in the medical field today. We start the story with a simple procedure: an appendectomy, which is a procedure to remove a person's appendix.

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