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May 2014 Archives

An error in the medical lab may underlie a misdiagnosis

In April, we discussed research that looked into the problem of a potential misdiagnosis in the outpatient setting. Misdiagnosis, delays in a diagnosis and the failure to diagnose are issues that can lead to significant harm to a patient. Treating for the wrong condition or failing to treat a serious condition can leave a patient with medical harm. The issue of misdiagnosis is not confined to the outpatient setting. Moreover, a misdiagnosis may be based upon mistakes that are made outside of a doctor's assessment.

Husband, wife sue after doctors fail to diagnose spinal fractures

For some, it may seem that failure to diagnose issues only involve illnesses. A person goes to the clinic and medical professionals analyze symptoms and come up with a theory about what the symptoms may mean. It may surprise some people in the Springboro area that a failure to diagnose can happen after a person is injured in an accident.

Judge awards breast cancer survivor damages for delayed diagnosis

For many years people in the Springboro, Ohio, area tuned in to watch the antics of a Vicodin-addicted genius diagnostic doctor who puzzled over rare symptoms, usually coming to the proper diagnosis by the end of the hour. Along the way, the early diagnoses typically were off the mark. In the real world, the failure to diagnose may delay a proper diagnosis for long periods of time. And unlike in fictional drama, a simple pill may not solve the true issue that was missed in the first place.

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