Screening for Lung Cancer Leads to 92% Survival Rate

Based Upon Study of 31,567 Patients In the October 26, 2006 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, 31,567 asymptomatic persons at risk for lung cancer (such as smokers or past-smokers) were screened annually for the disease using low-dose CT imaging. The results?: 484 participants were diagnosed with lung cancer, and, of those, 412
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Medical Study Finds Cancer the Most Frequently Missed Diagnosis

Missed and Delayed Diagnoses Studied in the Ambulatory Care Setting The most common errors made in ambulatory care settings involve a missed diagnosis of cancer. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on October 3, 2006 found that, in a review of 181 closed malpractice claims, that the most common errors made in
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New Standard Voir Dire Questions for Malpractice Cases Approved

Supreme Court Special Committee Agrees on Questions to Be Asked in All Cases There has not been much by way of significant medical malpractice case law since my last blog entry, so I thought I would report on the recent approval by the Supreme Court of standard questions (voir dire) to be asked in all
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Health Care Provider Must Notify Patient of HIV Test Results

Failure to Do So Can Result in Civil Liability to Persons Who Later Contract the HIV Virus from the Patient “We now hold that a health care provider who orders an HIV test for a patient has a duty to take reasonable measures to notify that patient of the results of the test,” says the
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