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Blog Posts in December, 2012

Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack and the Fatal Consequences That Follow

What is the biggest killer in the United States? Heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), almost a million people have a heart attack each year, and over six hundred thousand ...
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Aggravating Spinal Cord Injuries: Who is to Blame?

The seriousness of a spinal cord injury cannot be overstated. The spinal cord is the central nervous system's highway for communicating messages between the brain and the rest of the body. It is ...
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Recognizing and Recovering From Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia is the medical procedure by which a person undergoing surgery is rendered insensitive to the pain of the procedure. Local or regional anesthesia involves the temporary removal of sensation ...
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"Stomach Bug" or Missed Appendicitis?

Missing a diagnosis of appendicitis can be a fatal mistake, as happened a few years ago to a six-year- old English boy named Jesse Jones. A series of doctors and nurses continually misdiagnosed his ...
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Clot Busters and Ischemic Stroke

Ira Weiss was a 62-year old professor of economics in New York when he suffered a stroke. His family found him passed out on the floor and took him to the hospital immediately. They alleged in a ...
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Failing to Detect a Medical Condition: The Danger of Radiology Mistakes

One of the most important doctors is one who you may never meet: the radiologist. A radiologist uses imaging technology, including x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and mammograms to detect, diagnose, and treat ...
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Mental Health Malpractice: When Doctors Take Advantage of Patients

When people normally think of malpractice, they think of botched surgeries, failure to diagnose illness, medication errors and other failures of doctors that relate to the way treatment itself is ...
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