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Florida jury holds neurosurgeon & radiologist responsible for paralysis & awards $15.5M in damages for misdiagnosis

Group of neurosurgeons in the operating room

Over the summer, a jury in Florida awarded Jean Magloire and his wife $15.5 million in damages in a misdiagnosis case. In December 2012, Mr. Magloire was hit in a truck accident that ultimately led to the amputation of his...

COVID-19 Medical Malpractice Claims for Missed Diagnosis

Patient in Washington D.C. ICU after misdiagnosis of COVID-19.

One of the more baffling aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the coronavirus affects people in different ways. This is one of the virus’s main dangers. A person can be infected with COVID-19 and experience no symptoms and thereby...

Cancer Misdiagnosis Statistics

Doctor talking about the misdiagnosis he had towards the patient.

Cancer affects millions of families across the United States each year. Research supports the idea that early detection is often the key to achieving the best clinical outcome for most forms of the disease. Unfortunately for many people, diagnosis may...

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

Medication Error

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 was filed by the family of...

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 complications can arise from a delay in treatment, and can even...

Study Suggests Over 20% of Patients with Serious Conditions are Initially Misdiagnosed

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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 primary physicians. The study, which focused on patients...

Error in DC Lab Tests for Zika Results in Hundreds of Retests, Concerns for Mothers

Zika virus

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 fall of last year by newly appointed public...

Patient Permanently Paralyzed Due to Medical Error

medical malpractice

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 recognize he was suffering from a...

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, cause death. In some cases, patients...

Are Diagnosis Errors More Common Than We Think

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 has been done regarding medication errors and surgical mistakes,...

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