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Diagnostic errors are the top reason for malpractice claims

Kentucky patients rely on their doctors to provide skilled medical care. But being human, doctors sometimes make mistakes. When it comes to medical malpractice claims, a report reveals that diagnostic errors are the number one cause. And the incidence of diagnostic errors remains high, though other types of medical malpractice claims have decreased, according to an author of the study.

Study suggests way to prevent cellulitis misdiagnoses

Anyone in Kentucky who has been diagnosed with cellulitis will want to know about a new study regarding the condition. Cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection, tends to be misdiagnosed as pseudocellulitis, which is another condition that superficially resembles cellulitis. Both cellulitis and pseudocellulitis cause the skin to become red and swollen in a similar way. However, cellulitis can lead to blood infections if left untreated, so misdiagnosis can be a serious issue.

Gallbladder surgery errors could present as bile duct injuries

Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder usually goes well for patients in Kentucky. Most people recover very quickly, but, in almost 1 percent of cases, the surgery results in an injury to the bile duct. Surgical errors made during gallbladder removals represent the most common cause of trauma to the bile duct.

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