Tag: Delayed Diagnosis

The Importance Of Recognizing Atypical Presentations Of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Many patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) lack overt chest pain or pressure and present to the emergency room with “atypical” signs and symptoms. As a result, the emergency provider may fail to consider the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, leading to a greater risk of serious injury or patient death. This article examines atypical symptoms of ACS in an effort to reduce instances of medical negligence or malpractice.

Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Infection

Osteomyelitis and discitis are infections of the spine. These diseases are rare, but can lead to serious and permanent neurological injuries, including severe pain, paralysis or difficulties walking. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of discitis or osteomyelitis is often delayed by health care providers, because the primary symptom of discitis and osteomyelitis is the very non-specific complaint of back pain.

The Eight Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

We have compiled a list of the eight most common types of medical malpractice, based on our experience handling medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania for over 40 years. These include injuries in childbirth, surgical errors, medication & prescription mistakes, and more. Read on for the full list and details about each.

Failure to Diagnose

Our attorneys are dedicated to finding answers in situations where failure to diagnose an illness or injury resulted in catastrophic injury. If you have questions about a matter of this nature we encourage you to contact our office for an evaluation.

Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis

When a Cervical Cancer Diagnosis is Delayed Due to Malpractice or Negligence The misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer due to misread pap smears

What Can Go Wrong, Sometimes Does

This case of delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer as a result of mistakes made by both doctors and cytopathologists is a tragic tale of a young mother who left behind three minor children when she died. Our firm assisted this family in securing financial compensation to support the children after her death.

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