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Study: Diagnosis Errors Are No. 1 Reason For Malpractice Payouts

malpractice-thumb-140x140-19835-thumb-140x140-19873-thumb-140x140-19874.jpgDiagnosis errors account for more than 35 percent of all medical malpractice claim payouts, according to a study published by BMJ Quality and Safety. In malpractice suits involving wrongful death of the patient, a diagnosis mistake was involved 41 percent of the time.