Posts tagged “Misdiagnosis”

Medical Lawsuits Often Result From Misdiagnosis

August 15th, 2013
Medical Lawsuits Often Result From Misdiagnosis

Recent research in the USA suggests that most malpractice suits result from the misdiagnosis of medical problems. Interestingly, the majority of these cases are cancer related, although possible heart conditions and meningitis diagnoses follow closely behind. It isn’t just the USA. Researchers looked at 34 studies from several countries. However as the USA tends to […]

How To Claim Compensation If You Have Been Injured As A Result Of Medical Negligence

March 1st, 2013
How To Claim Compensation If You Have Been Injured As A Result Of Medical Negligence

Medical negligence can be a difficult topic to discuss as well as prove, and the misdiagnosis of any illness or disease is no exception. Cancer is now one of the most common diseases in the UK and unfortunately causes numerous deaths each year. However thanks to advances in medical research, survival rates have doubled since […]

Can Necrotising Fasciitis Be Misdiagnosed?

February 7th, 2011
Can Necrotising Fasciitis Be Misdiagnosed?

It seems so, according to an Arkansas lawyer. Michael Smith said: “There are classic symptoms that are specifically unique to necrotising fasciitis. “Unfortunately, in the early stages of it developing, the signs may also be mistaken for cellulitis. That is a deadly mistake. The way to differentiate between the two diseases is through tests. This […]

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