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Misdiagnosis of epilepsy leads to improper path of care

Errors during the diagnosis of a medical condition could lead to improper paths of treatment that can have a detrimental impact on a person's health. In some cases, patients in Illinois who are the subject of a misdiagnosis may feel forced to follow the prescribed path of treatment for months, or even years. A woman in another state was recently awarded $3 million in a medical malpractice claim after a doctor wrongfully diagnosed her with epilepsy.

Failure to diagnose enlarged heart leads to brain damage for 1

Any form of delay in the treatment of a major medical condition could place the health of a patient in Illinois or elsewhere at serious risk. Failure to diagnose and treat a health condition in a timely manner could cause the issue to worsen with time or open a person up to other potentially harmful health complications, or both. An 11-year-old girl in another state was recently awarded $11.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after negligence left her with permanent brain damage.

Failure to diagnose risks during childbirth can prove disastrous

There are a variety of issues that could arise from complications during childbirth and identifying any potential concerns in a timely manner could prove vital to protecting the child's well-being. Failure to diagnose any possible risks could lead to an unfortunate scenario that may leave a child in Illinois with long-term or permanent damage. A family in another state has reportedly filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor after complications left their child with a permanent brachial plexus injury.

Failure to diagnose: Trip to emergency room leaves 1 in a coma

When individuals in Illinois and elsewhere are forced to visit the emergency room, they may expect medical professionals to provide them with a certain standard of treatment. Those who are denied the necessary care can suffer severe consequences, and a failure to diagnose and treat a condition could lead to long-term or permanent damage. A family in another state was awarded just under $4 million in a settlement agreement after a visit to the hospital left a woman in a coma.

Failure to diagnose blood clot leads to medical malpractice claim

Losing a loved one can be a harrowing experience, especially when the loss comes as a result of the negligence of a medical professional. Families in Illinois who lose someone close after doctors repeatedly fail to correctly diagnose their loved one's condition may be left in search of guidance on how to pursue accountability through civil court. A man in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming a failure to diagnose a blood clot led to the untimely death of his 45-year-old wife.

Failure to diagnose is a common concern for parents

Many parents in Illinois and elsewhere consider the well-being of their kids to be paramount, and they may wish to ensure they receive the best care possible should a medical emergency arise. Should a child receive a lesser standard of treatment, the impact it could have on his or her life could be devastating. While there are numerous forms of negligence that can leave a child's health at risk, studies indicate that a failure to diagnose a condition properly remains a major concern.

Failure to diagnose: It happens more often than one might think

When patients in Illinois and elsewhere visit the hospital for treatment of a medical condition, they rely on doctors to be diligent in identifying the source of their pain and develop a plan of action. However, things don't always go as planned, and in some cases, a person may receive an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis. A failure to diagnose a condition can have disastrous results, and studies suggest that such an outcome is unfortunately common.

2 suffer harm due to surgical errors during heart transplants

A heart transplant is a major operation that can have a substantial impact on the health of a patient in Illinois. Failure to take the necessary precautions during such a procedure can be exceedingly hazardous, and those who are subjected to negligence could suffer irreparable harm in the process. Two individuals have filed separate lawsuits against a medical facility in another state after claiming surgical errors left them with serious injuries.

Surgical errors: Doctor mistakes organ for cancerous tumor

Being scheduled to undergo a major operation can be a stressful and scary experience. Any mistakes during a procedure can have dire consequences and surgical errors continue to be a growing concern for patients in Illinois and across the nation. A woman in another state was recently awarded a substantial settlement following an incident in which a doctor removed a major organ after mistaking it for a cancerous tumor.

Family accuses doctor of failure to diagnose kidney impairment

When doctors locate evidence suggesting the presence of an infection in an infant, taking the necessary measures to treat the condition is vital. Failure to diagnose a condition properly can bring about disastrous consequences that could leave a child in Illinois with long-term or permanent health concerns. A family in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor and medical facility accusing them of negligence in the treatment of their child.

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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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