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Medical Malpractice: Understanding Misdiagnosis

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Each year, an estimated 5 percent of Americans are misdiagnosed by their physicians. The seemingly trivial 5 percent mark translates into over 12 million misdiagnosed individuals annually. Misdiagnosis can lead to serious prolonged medical problems, financial hardship or even death.

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Victims of Medical Malpractice Receive $190 million Settlement

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Johns Hopkins Hospital has recently agreed to pay $190 million in a medical malpractice settlement to over 7,000 female patients a gynecologist who allegedly took secret videos and photo of his patients during pelvic exams.

The culprit, Dr. Nikita Levy, was accused by co-workers of using a pen-like camera, worn around his neck, to capture images of his unknowing patient victims. After word of his use reached his superiors, Levy was fired in February 2013. Shortly thereafter, Levy took his own life. 

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