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Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses Up to 98,000 people die in the U.S. each year due to their doctors failing to diagnose their condition, making misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose some of the most serious and common forms of medical malpractice. Doctors may miss signs or symptoms of a treatable illness–delaying or even denying care to […]
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Woman sues doctors for failing to diagnose breast cancer

With many illnesses and diseases, prompt diagnosis and treatment is critical. This is especially true when a patient is facing cancer, where early diagnosis and aggressive treatment can sometimes literally mean the difference between life and death. In cases where a doctor fails to diagnose a patient as having cancer, precious time is wasted that […]
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Stroke victim’s family sue paramedics who claimed man was drunk

Individuals, who experience a medical emergency while at home, readily rely upon paramedics to quickly diagnosis and provide emergency medical treatment and transportation to a hospital. In many cases, paramedics are credited with preventing a patient from suffering additional injury and even saving a patient’s life. Unfortunately, there are cases in which responding paramedics fail […]
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Couple impacted by STD misdiagnosis file lawsuit

When Illinois residents hear the word misdiagnosis, many likely think of cases in which a doctor fails to detect that a patient has cancer or some other life-threatening illness. While there are certainly patients impacted by this type of misdiagnosis, there are others who are lead to wrongly believe they have a disease or illness […]
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Lawsuit contends doctor failed to properly diagnose and inform

Individuals who suffer from chronic medical conditions and experience bothersome or painful side effects are often desperate to find relief. Doctors who treat patients who suffer from these types of conditions or disorders must therefore be careful to consider a patient’s psychological state when assessing a patient and recommending a treatment plan. In some cases, […]
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Lawsuit contends doctors’ mistakes lead to amputation injuries

Any surgical procedure can result in a patient suffering serious and life-altering injuries. One 33-year-old woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and doctors who she contends are negligent in causing her to suffer severe and debilitating injuries. Roughly four years ago, the woman underwent a procedure to remove an ectopic pregnancy. […]
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Lawsuit blames doctors for failing to diagnose migrated stent

Individuals impacted by a medical mistake must often deal with tremendous physical pain and discomfort. Additionally, these individuals may experience emotional and mental pain and anguish as they are left to deal with a serious injury or permanent disability. Those dealing with the repercussions of a medical error are also often adversely impacted financially as […]
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Man misdiagnosed with serious disease sues doctors

Individuals who are experiencing worrisome or painful symptoms often seek the advice of a medical professional. Typically a doctor takes a patient’s vital signs, asks he or she to describe the symptoms and performs an examination. Additionally, a doctor may order diagnostic tests to either pinpoint or rule out certain possible medical conditions. Incidents of […]
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Breast cancer misdiagnosis can have fatal consequences

When facing any type of medical disorder, disease or condition; early diagnosis and intervention is key to ensuring for the best possible outcome. This is especially true in the case of cancer where a patient’s prognosis and treatment options often depend on how far the cancer has progressed. According to the American Cancer Society, each […]
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Failure to diagnose child’s heart condition leads to brain injury

Individuals tend to visit the doctor or a hospital when they feel ill or are experiencing worrisome symptoms. Even in cases where an individual is coherent and competent, explaining exactly what’s wrong to a nurse or doctor can sometimes be difficult. Those individuals who are not able to express their concerns or discomfort must rely […]
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Doctor and hospital sued over misdiagnosis of boy’s appendicitis

The human appendix is a small tube-shaped sac that is located at the base of the large intestines. Despite its existence, doctors don’t really know what purpose the appendix serves as people can live without an appendix. What is clear is that when problems occur with the appendix, prompt diagnosis and medical intervention is necessary. […]
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Incidents of misdiagnosis rampant in U.S. health care system

In the last 20 years, the U.S. health care system has vastly changed. Today, many hospitals encourage a culture in which doctors are pressured to see as many patients as possible in a day and rewarded accordingly. As a result, doctors often rush through exams and patients may fail to express concerns and receive adequate […]
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Hearing loss blamed on doctor’s negligent action and inaction

Even seemingly simple and routine medical examinations and procedures can result in a patient suffering harm and injury. Individuals who are very young and very old are often most at risk for suffering these types of injuries as they tend to be more physically fragile and may be unable to effectively communicate feelings of pan […]
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CDC: Lyme disease may be frequently misdiagnosed

Lyme disease is a potentially serious illness that is spread by deer ticks. It can range from flu-like symptoms to permanent conditions like arthritis, numbness and paralysis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, officially speaking, there are around 30,000 cases of Lyme disease in the country each year, including several in […]
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Alex Rodriguez filing medical malpractice suit against team doctor

Controversial baseball star Alex Rodriguez has been in the news a lot lately. Major League Baseball recently suspended him for 211 games for alleged connections to a medical lab that supplied illegal performance-enhancing drugs to athletes. Rodriguez is appealing his suspension. There are many twists and turns in Rodriguez’ story. Besides the suspension fight, he […]
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