Category: Misdiagnosis

Is Locked In Syndrome Permanent?
11 jan
Is Locked In Syndrome Permanent?

Locked-in syndrome is almost always permanent, though some patients, with the help of rehabilitation, have been able to regain limited movement in certain muscles. Since locked-in syndrome is a result of generally irreversible brain damage, most treatment options are focused not on recovery but adaptation. Encouragingly, quality of life studies conducted on patients with locked-in

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What Should You Do When A Doctor Misdiagnoses Your Condition?
27 aug
What Should You Do When A Doctor Misdiagnoses Your Condition?

A misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition can lead to substantial harm, unbearable pain and suffering, and, in worst cases, even death. Without a timely and accurate diagnosis, a severe illness or injury goes untreated, allowing it to grow, spread, and worsen. If a doctor misdiagnosed your condition and caused you to suffer harm, you

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How Can Cancer Be Misdiagnosed By Your Doctor?
27 aug
How Can Cancer Be Misdiagnosed By Your Doctor?

A cancer diagnosis ranks among the most feared pieces of news a person can receive. Unfortunately, more than a million Americans receive such news every year. In 2016 alone, more than 1.6 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer, and an estimated 600,000 died from the disease. In a twist of irony, given how a cancer

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25 aug
Can Patients File Malpractice Lawsuits For A Respiratory Misdiagnosis?

Respiratory misdiagnosis is a serious situation. The term “respiratory” pertains to the patient’s lungs. The lungs take in necessary oxygen for the rest of the body to function properly. Without an adequate amount of oxygen, the patient may experience a wide variety of problems in everyday life. Lack of oxygen can make it difficult to

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Can You Sue For Appendicitis Misdiagnosis?
25 aug
Can You Sue For Appendicitis Misdiagnosis?

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a tube-like structure in the lower right abdomen of the body. It is attached to the beginning of the large intestine, or colon. Appendicitis is considered a medical emergency and must receive prompt medical care. This typically involves the appendix being surgically removed. Medical professionals

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Is A Cervical Polyps Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?
25 aug
Is A Cervical Polyps Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

Tumors of the uterine cervix are known as cervical polyps, sometimes these polyps can be growths as opposed to cancerous tumors. The cervix is an important organ as it is what connects the uterus to the vagina. Polyps in the cervix are most often benign; however, there are instances in which these growths are a

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Can Patients Sue For A Fibroadenoma Misdiagnosis?
24 aug
Can Patients Sue For A Fibroadenoma Misdiagnosis?

A common breast condition in women under age 30 is fibroadenoma. A fibroadenoma is a benign tumor made up of glandular breast tissue that presents as a lump directly underneath the skin. The growths do not cause pain and typically occur more often in African American women. While they tend to grow during pregnancy, fibroadenomas

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