Tag: Misdiagnosis

Delayed Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis

Understanding Delayed Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis Pediatric appendicitis is a serious medical condition where the appendix, a small tube-like structure attached to the large intestine,

Spinal Cord Injuries Due To Medical Malpractice

If the signs and symptoms of spinal cord compression are not timely diagnosed and treated, conditions like an infectious abscess or hematoma can compress and starve parts of the spinal cord from oxygen-rich blood. This compression can cause permanent loss of spinal cord function.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

In medical malpractice cases, permanent injury to the brain and spinal cord are often traced to one or a combination of three causes: compression due to swelling or pressure, lack of oxygen-rich blood to the brain or spinal cord (anoxia), and/or bleeding and hematomas.

Compartment Syndrome

Many medical malpractice lawsuits result from delays in diagnosing and treating patients suffering acute compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome is an emergency medical condition that can result in paralysis, limb loss or death, if not treated in time.

What Damages are Available for Medical Malpractice?

There are various types of medical malpractice cases ranging from surgery on the wrong body part, to misdiagnosis of a disease. If a case of medical malpractice is proven to have caused harm to the patient, the patient is entitled to be compensated the amount of money damages that fairly and adequately compensates the them for all the physical injuries and financial damages he or she has sustained.

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.

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

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