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Failure to diagnose: Incorrect diagnosis leads to permanent harm

When errors during medical testing procedures lead to an incorrect or inaccurate diagnosis, the health of a patient in Illinois or elsewhere may be placed at significant risk. Failure to diagnose a condition can lead to improper paths of care that do little to address the issue, or may leave a person's condition untreated altogether. A man in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming negligent care left him with permanent injures.

Family claims negligence leaves girl with permanent damage

Patients in Illinois and across the nation who suffer permanent injuries at a young age may encounter a multitude of hardships throughout life. Such a scenario could increase the need for additional medical treatments that can not only prove costly, but may also cause the patient to experience a lesser quality of life. A family in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming that the presence of negligence during treatment left their 6-year-old daughter with permanent damage.

Failure to diagnose tumor leads to cancer diagnosis

Diagnostic errors continue to be a major concern for many individuals in Illinois and elsewhere. A failure to diagnose a condition can create a variety of potential health hazards for patients and in some cases, such negligence could lead to serious or even life-altering injuries. A family in another state was recently awarded $8.5 million in a medical malpractice claim after doctors failed to identify signs of a possible tumor in a man's bladder.

Failure to diagnose heart condition leads to delay in care

When a trip to a medical facility fails to result in an accurate or complete diagnosis, the condition of a patient in Illinois may be left untreated for extended periods. Even if the condition is properly diagnosed in the future, the results of a delay in treatment could have a significant impact on one's health. An appeals court in another state has recently affirmed the initial ruling of a lower court during the appeal of a medical malpractice claim in which a failure to diagnose a heart condition left a man with serious injuries.

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.

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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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