News Category: Misdiagnosis
Annually in the United States, roughly 12 million patients who receive outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed, according to a report from BMJ Quality & Safety. That translates into 1 out of 20 adult patients receiving an inaccurate diagnosis and experts say half of those errors could result in a serious threat to the individual’s welfare.
Ways to help decrease your risk of being misdiagnosed include relating your medical history to your healthcare provider in detailed and chronological order. It may also help do thoroughly discuss family medical history and be sure to follow up, if you don’t hear back from a clinic.
According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. Due to advances in treatment, only one in 41 will die. The key is an early diagnosis. Michael E. Gunter, a Vietnam War veteran, was lucky to survive his bout with prostate cancer,Read More
During the summer of 2009, Neil Senna went to see his primary care physician for a routine checkup. Dr. Ashok Joshi, Senna’s doctor at the time, was working at the Billerica Medical and Health Center just north of Boston, MA. And according to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf of Senna’s estate, Dr. JoshiRead More
Wisconsin Appellate Court Rules $750,000 Medical Malpractice Cap Unconstitutional A lawsuit filed on behalf of Ascaris Mayo was brought before a three-judge panel at Wisconsin’s First District Court of Appeals and they ruled that the state’s cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages is unconstitutional. Six years ago, Mayo, then 51, was brought into the ColumbiaRead More
New York Woman Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Over Alleged Cancer Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Breast Removal More than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, including Eduvigis Rodriguez. She was 49 years-old when she noticed a lump in her left breast. Based on a biopsy performed at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in NewRead More
In 2007, Rebecca Gapinski brought her husband, Daniel Gapinski, into OSF St. Francis Medical Center located in Peoria, Illinois for surgery. His doctors had identified a growth in his brain and they needed to evaluate the tissue for cancer. Dr. Neena Gujrati, the attending pathologist who analyzed the specimens, reported that the growth was aRead More
Hudson E. Myers was born with a rare heart condition requiring the replacement of his aortic valve, which is found on the left side of the heart. In 2006, when he was 17-years old, Doctor James H. Oury replaced the aortic valve with his pulmonary valve and replaced that with one from a cadaver. TheRead More
In 2004, Spokane resident Darlene Turner visited Dr. Nathan Stime for a physical after she had been feeling considerably ill, and the physician determined that she had terminal cancer. While that news must have been both shocking and horrifying for Turner, it was presumably even more shocking when she learned that Dr. Stime’s diagnosisRead More
Four recent medical malpractice lawsuits – whose original incidents date back as far as six years – have been decided in favor of the plaintiffs. Loss of Husband to Bad Diagnosis An Alabama woman who lost her husband in 2008 was awarded $4 million by a jury in Walker County. Donna Hallmark claimed in herRead More
If you or a loved become harmed due to a misdiagnosis from your healthcare professional, you may need legal assistance to achieve your best outcome. Our knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys are here to provide you with reliable information and help get your rightful compensation. Review our materials and contact us today.