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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 7th, 2013. In this case, Ms. Margie Perkins died of liver failure, and could...

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 people die annually from various types...

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 illness as a “stomach bug” or...

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 illnesses. Though radiologists are crucial to diagnosis and...

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