Seeking a medical second opinion is a good idea

Many people put their full trust in the American health care system, and accept the diagnoses given to them by knowledgeable physicians. According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, however, between 10 and 20 percent of medical diagnoses in America are inaccurate, costing patients unnecessary medical expenses and potentially their lives. These staggering statistics show the prevalence of … [Read more...]

Reducing your risk of a medical misdiagnosis

When patients in Las Vegas seek medical care from a doctor, they expect to receive an accurate diagnosis that they can rely upon. However, this is often not what patients actually receive.  When a doctor mistakenly says that a patient suffers from one disease while the patient’s symptoms are really caused by another disease, a misdiagnosis has occurred. Misdiagnosis is also a national problem. … [Read more...]

Fast & Fatal: The Deadly Risks of Speeding

A new coroner's report on actor Paul Walker's death suggests that the car he was riding in may have been going 100 miles per hour just before the fatal accident. Investigators haven't found any mechanical function to cause the accident. Witnesses  have reportedly told police that the car was driving at a very high rate of speed, with some witnesses estimating the speed to be more than 100 miles … [Read more...]