Technological advancements have greatly improved quality and length of life for Americans. Medical devices are a godsend, wonders with miraculous success stories. But, like any technology, the success rate is in the hands of the beholder.
Cases of alleged medical malpractice that involve a misdiagnosis ordinarily center on an accusation of negligence on the part of the doctor. The complaint will generally claim that the doctor either knew, or at least should have known that his or her diagnosis was incorrect.
One of the most important functions assigned to doctors is to make the best decision for their patients under any circumstances. The Hippocratic Oath requires that doctors practice medicine honestly and keep patients from harm, but what if outside influences create a conflict of interest for doctors?
There is no denying that hospital negligence can take many forms. Misdiagnosis, delayed medical assistance, emergency room errors, and surgical errors happen too often. Even so, it was surprising to hear about a patient who woke up after a procedure only to learn that a nurse accidentally threw away the organ that she was meant to receive.
Bullying is a major issue in current events. Much of the focus has surrounded students and social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, which are popular amongst this generation of Americans. It may be where much of the focus lies, but bullying isn't an isolated occurrence particular only to the lives of school-aged kids.