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Failure to diagnose: Patient accuses surgeon of negligence

Prior to scheduling a surgical procedure, doctors in Illinois may have a duty to examine the condition of a patient to determine the necessary course of action. Failure to diagnose a condition to its full extent can lead to delays in treatment or complications during the procedure that can prove harmful to the patient. A man has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a surgeon after a procedure caused him to suffer significant harm.

Failure to diagnose cancer leads to untimely death of 1

With numerous medical conditions that exhibit similar symptoms, patients in Illinois and elsewhere who seek treatment generally expect medical professionals to practice due diligence in issuing a diagnosis. Failure to diagnose and treat a serious condition can cause a person to experience severe harm and, in some cases, can prove fatal. A lawsuit over an untimely cancer diagnosis that led to a man's death has resulted in a $4.2 million judgment.

Failure to diagnose a medical condition can be harmful

Regardless of the severity of a medical condition, a proper diagnosis is essential to ensuring the necessary treatment is provided to a patient in Illinois. Failure to diagnose a condition could lead to improper care, which could do little to help the patient, or in some cases, may only cause his or her condition to worsen over time. While negligence of any form in the medical industry can be harmful, studies suggest that the leading cause of medical malpractice claims lies with diagnostic errors.

Failure to diagnose spinal infection causes permanent damage

When patients in Illinois are forced to visit a hospital, they may expect medical professionals to be capable of properly identifying and treating their conditions. Obtaining a correct diagnosis is generally the first step in administering the proper treatment, and should a doctor fail to provide a patient with the proper care, the harm to his or her health could be substantial. A woman has recently been awarded a judgment of $18 million after a failure to diagnose an infection in her spine left her with catastrophic injuries.

Failure to diagnose strep infection leads to death of young girl

For many medical conditions, a swift and proper diagnosis could prove essential to providing a patient in Illinois with the necessary treatment. Failure to diagnose a condition can have devastating consequences, and may lead to treatment that could do more harm than good. A family in another state claims that failure to diagnose and treat an infection recently led to the untimely death of their 12-year-old daughter.

Failure to diagnose treatable disorder leads to death of child

Parents in Illinois or elsewhere who are forced to take their child to a hospital for treatment generally rely on medical professionals to provide a certain standard of treatment. If the child fails to receive the necessary care, the result could be devastating, potentially leaving him or her to suffer further harm, or worse. A family in another state claims that a failure to diagnose a rare but treatable condition recently led to the death of their 18-month-old daughter.

Failure to diagnose embolism leads to death of woman

Individual in Illinois or elsewhere who are forced to visit a hospital for treatment generally rely on medical professionals to be capable of providing the care required. If a patient doesn't receive this standard of care, the result can be catastrophic, potentially leaving him or her to suffer serious harm to health, or worse. A lawsuit has recently been filed against two medical facilities after a failure to diagnose an embolism led to the death of a 41-year-old woman.

Failure to diagnose sepsis leads to death of first time mother

The birth of a child should be an event to celebrate, not to mourn. With numerous complications that may occur during labor, medical professionals are generally required to use the utmost diligence in the treatment of a patient. However, this doesn't always occur, and failure to diagnose a medical condition following a similar procedure could leave a family in Illinois in search of answers, and justice.

Hospital accused of failure to diagnose and improper care

Patients in Illinois and elsewhere typically expect to receive a certain standard of care when forced to visit a medical facility. Those with serious medical issues rely on receiving proper diagnosis and treatment. Failure to diagnose and/or care for a patient's condition could be devastating, prompting many to seek out a second opinion should their health fail to improve.

Failure to diagnose acute leukemia leads to paralysis for girl

A delayed or incorrect diagnosis can be devastating in various ways, and subsequent treatment based on either could do more harm than good. Patients in Illinois and elsewhere often rely on medical professionals to be capable of identifying and treating a condition, and failure to diagnose a condition can cause patients to suffer serious harm, or worse. A young girl in another state was recently awarded a $1.9 million judgment following a recent lawsuit under similar circumstances.

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Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

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