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Misdiagnosis a major threat of medical malpractice

When people in New York enter the hospital, the last thing they want to think about is the danger of medical errors or a misdiagnosis. However, it can be important to keep the risk of a mistaken diagnosis in mind since diagnostic errors were the primary reason for medical malpractice claims being filed across the country between 2013 and 2017. In a report produced by a malpractice insurance company, statistics showed that a full one-third of all the claims that were made related to doctor or hospital error in diagnosing the patient.

Seven frequent types of delayed symptoms after an accident

Everyone responds differently to an automobile accident. In New York and across the country, car accidents frequently disorient and distract accident victims. With so much swirling inside their head, many accident victims don't immediately notice that they have sustained an injury. Other symptoms aren't immediately noticeable. In fact, there are several major types of common symptoms that may not manifest immediately.

More companies offering second opinion services to employees

More companies in New York and across the U.S. are offering second opinion services to their employees. These services cut down on misdiagnoses and reduce overall healthcare costs. According to data from the National Business Group on Health, 66 percent of companies now have second opinion services on their employee health care plans. In 2017, that number was only 47 percent.

What constitutes soft tissue injury

For New York drivers hurt in an accident, it is easy to point visible evidence of certain types of injuries. For example, it's not difficult for an individual to provide proof of a broken arm or lacerated forehead. However, many injuries from vehicle accidents don't have any visible symptoms. Soft tissue injuries frequently result from vehicle accidents and include sprains, strains and muscle soreness.

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