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Archive: Failure to Diagnose

failure to diagnose a heart attack

In honor of American Heart Month, let’s talk about medical malpractice claims for failure to diagnose a heart attack. Heart attacks have been a leading cause of death in the United States for decades so doctors should be very familiar with…

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Cancer misdiagnosis

Nobody wants to hear that they have been diagnosed with cancer but it’s even worse when you have cancer and it is diagnosed as something else. When a patient deals with cancer misdiagnosis, cancer treatment is inevitably delayed. This delay…

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As of August 2021, there were more than 200 million total recorded cases of COVID-19 around the world. Many of these cases were handled by a medical system that was stressed by the pandemic. Mistakes were made, and in some…

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failure to diagnose

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 220,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year. Despite a known list of common symptoms and risk factors, lung cancer goes undiagnosed far too often. Lung cancer is usually curable if…

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colon cancer diagnoses

Colorectal cancer is responsible for the second highest number of cancer-related deaths among Americans. While people over the age of 65 are most likely to receive colon cancer diagnoses, the rate at which younger people are diagnosed with rectal cancer…

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Delayed diagnosis lawsuit

Colorectal cancer is a potentially fatal form of cancer that affects any part of the large bowel including the colon or rectum. It is sometimes called carcinoma of the bowel, bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where…

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failure to diagnose

Medical care providers owe their patients a “duty of care” which is defined as the legal obligation to take reasonable care to avoid causing harm. If a doctor or other healthcare provider is proved to have violated the standard of…

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Failure to diagnose colon cancer

Colon cancer is typically a very serious form of cancer that requires treatment in a timely manner. When a failure to diagnose colon cancer occurs, a doctor may be responsible for wrongful death because the longer that colon cancer is…

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failure to diagnose

A failure to diagnose kidney disease in its early stages can result in kidney failure that requires dialysis. Coping with dialysis for the rest of one’s life is hard enough but when the condition was caused by medical malpractice –…

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failure to diagnose

A diagnostic error is a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose a patient. Diagnostic error lawsuits seek monetary damages on behalf of the victim for physical pain and suffering, emotional and mental distress, lost wages and more caused directly…

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