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Recent Posts in Misdiagnosis Category

Fatal Medication Error Leads to $10 Million Jury Award in Baltimore

A fatal medication error that led to the death of a patient being treated by the University of Maryland Medical System resulted in a $10 million jury award. According to court documents, the lawsuit ...
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The Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis

When your health is at stake, a delayed diagnosis can cause irreversible harm. Waiting to diagnose an illness can cause symptoms to worsen, while your condition goes untreated. Preventable ...
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Study Suggests Over 20% of Patients with Serious Conditions are Initially Misdiagnosed

A new study recently published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice suggests that over 20% of patients who obtained a second opinion from a Minnesota clinic were misdiagnosed by their ...
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Error in DC Lab Tests for Zika Results in Hundreds of Retests, Concerns for Mothers

In what has made national headlines, the DC public health lab is retesting of hundreds of blood samples after a critical error in laboratory testing procedure was discovered. The error, discovered in ...
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Patient Permanently Paralyzed Due to Medical Error

In a recent medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania, a jury awarded over $12 million to a 53 year-old man who was rendered paralyzed due to the failure of emergency room physicians who did not ...
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The Risks of Misinterpreted Diagnostic Tests

There are a number of medical errors that can leave a person detrimentally injured and harmed. While some can be minor errors, others can affect a person’s life forever, or in the worst cases, ...
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Are Diagnosis Errors More Common Than We Think?

According to a study recently released by medical experts, almost every American will be misdiagnosed at least once in their lives. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to some. While much research ...
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Noteworthy Recent Medical Malpractice Opinion from DC Court of Appeals

By: Michael M. Wilson A noteworthy recent opinion in the D.C. Court of Appeals can be found in Perkins v. Hansen, Case No. 11-CV-1540, decided November 7 th, 2013. In this case, Ms. Margie Perkins ...
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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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"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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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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