Lawsuit Claims Medical Malpractice Led To Misdiagnosis

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

When people in Wisconsin and across the country are facing an unexpected and sudden medical condition, they are often forced to put their trust in medical professionals. They believe that these professionals have the knowledge and experience needed to accurately diagnose their condition. Unfortunately, failure to meet the appropriate standard of care can have serious […]

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Family Claims Medical Malpractice Led To Woman’s Death

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

People in Wisconsin and across the country undergo so-called “routine” medical procedures every day. Even though these procedures are often performed successfully, it does not mean that they are completely without risk, especially if negligence occurs. In fact, a family in another state is seeking answers, claiming that their loved one died as a result […]

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Woman Sues Doctor After Grand Mal Seizure

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

People in Wisconsin should be able to know and trust that their medical providers will take the time to explain things well. Having a clear understanding of a particular diagnosis or treatment recommendation can go a long way toward helping patients feel that they are making the best choices for their health and their situation. […]

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When Healthcare Heuristics Become A Problem

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Many in Appleton may wonder how, with the advances made in healthcare in recent years, can diagnostic errors still be an issue. Medical practitioners have numerous resources at their disposal designed to help them arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Yet despite the tools, diagnostic issues remain the most prevalent type of medical error (with Johns Hopkins […]

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Wisconsin Mothers Face High C-Section And Maternal Death Rates

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

In the United States, the rate of Caesarian births has climbed to nearly 33 percent of births. This exceeds the 19 percent rate of Cesarean sections identified by the World Health Organization as associated with the most survival benefits for mothers and infants. As a result, medical experts have placed some blame on the overuse […]

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Medication Error Prevention Steps

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Wisconsin patients and their health care practitioners should be aware of the ten strategies used to prevent the occurrence of medication errors. All medical providers should provide the five rights of medication administration, including properly transcribing, prescribing for the correct patient, ensuring the correct dosage, route and correct timing. Providers must also have a system […]

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Dropping Prostate Cancer Rates May Not Mean Less Cancer

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Men in Wisconsin might be aware that data shows the early detection rates of prostate cancer in men over age 50 has been dropping. The problem, however, is that fewer men are receiving prostate cancer screening, meaning the declining rates may not actually reflect the true extent of prostate cancer among men. The U.S. Preventative Services […]

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Duty And Standard Of Care In Medical Malpractice Claims

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A patient who has been damaged during the course of being treated in a Wisconsin hospital may want to file a medical malpractice claim against the health care facility or provider. In order to establish that the health care provider was negligent, patients must show evidence that they were owed a duty of care and […]

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Misdiagnoses Lead To Costly Mistakes

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

The problem of misdiagnosis affects patients in Wisconsin and the rest of the nation every year. Although many misdiagnoses are either inconvenient or harmless to patients, others could cause severe consequences such as the patient’s death or, in some cases, unintended exposure to a contagious disease. Although the amount specifically attributed to misdiagnoses was not […]

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Some Health Conditions That Are Commonly Misdiagnosed

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Wisconsin courts often hear medical malpractice cases based on a misdiagnosis by a doctor. Doctors may miss a diagnosis for any number of reasons, but there are a few conditions that go undiagnosed more often than others. Celiac disease, for example, may be difficult to diagnose because of its non-specific, vague symptoms. Celiac disease is […]

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