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Mother wins medical malpractice lawsuit following newborn's death

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always difficult, but it can be especially difficult when the person you lose is your own child. A new mother on the east coast recently had to face the horrible reality of losing her newborn baby. The mother alleged, in a lawsuit against a local pediatric health facility, that her doctors should have diagnosed and tested her baby for complications related to whooping cough, or pertussis. The baby was just over one month old when she passed away.

Getting assistance with your failure to diagnose claim

Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a patient is a serious form of medical malpractice. With the help of Attorney W. Scott Sonntag, medical malpractice victims in Maryland may be able to file a claim against their physician to recover medical expenses and other damages.

Parents sue after doctors fail to diagnose son's cancer

Misdiagnosing someone's illness or condition, or failing to diagnose it and treat it in a timely fashion, can cause a patient to suffer much more than they would have if the condition had been diagnosed properly. A recent news story detailed how a young boy is reportedly paralyzed on his right side after doctors' failure to diagnose a tumor in the boy's brain. The boy's parents are now suing two hospitals, doctors and other medical staffers for failing to conduct necessary scans and tests, failing to note the boy's symptoms on his chart and other forms of medical negligence. The parents hope to recover at least $75,000 in damages and punitive damages.

MLB prospect sues for failure to diagnose shoulder injury

If a physician in Maryland fails to accurately diagnose an injury or illness in a timely fashion, the delay in treatment can cause serious complications. In the case of professional baseball pitcher Andrew Rohrbach, doctors' failure to diagnose his shoulder injury may have cost him his career. Rohrbach is now filing a lawsuit against the Colorado Rockies for negligence with regards to his shoulder injury.

Failure to diagnose sepsis leads to death of 12-year-old

We are the middle of flu season, and many doctors are getting used to seeing flu symptoms in their patients. However, in some cases, what appears to be a mild case of the flu could actually be something much more serious. Failure to diagnose a patient appropriately can have devastating results. A 12-year-old girl was recently misdiagnosed with the flu and ended up dead a few days later.

Misdiagnosis of Type 3c diabetes may be cause for concern

Any time a Maryland doctor misdiagnoses a disease, there is a risk for severe medical complications. The misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose diabetes is fairly common, particularly among patients whose diabetes is a consequence of pancreatic dysfunction. A recent diabetes study found that patients with diabetes of the exocrine pancreas, or type 3c, are often misdiagnosed as having type 2 diabetes.

Misdiagnosis and treatment errors cause harm to patients

Medical malpractice can occur in many different forms. One of the most common medical mistakes involves the misdiagnosis of a patient condition, which leads to erroneous treatment. When a physician fails to diagnose a patient's illness, or incorrectly diagnoses them, the patient is the one who suffers. Some patients end up suffering severe medical complications that they would not have suffered had the doctor made an accurate and timely diagnosis.

If your doctor was negligent, we can help you file your claim

If you are sick or injured, you may go to the hospital for medical advice or treatment. All hospital medical professionals must treat patients in accordance with the standards of medical care as established by the medical community. The idea is to help patients get better as quickly as possible by exercising the same level of care that a reasonable physician in the same field in similar circumstances would.

Woman sues hospital and physician for misdiagnosis

Doctors in Maryland are responsible for diagnosing our illnesses and injuries and coming up with the best possible treatment options. However, even the top physicians can make a mistake while diagnosing or treating a patient. A failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of a condition can cause death or additional injury. Patients who are the victims of a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis may be able to file a lawsuit against their treating physician for medical malpractice.

Failing to diagnose serious illness can have consequences

If you are suffering from a persistent illness or injury, you may go to the doctor to find out what is wrong. Patients expect their physicians to carefully evaluate their symptoms and give them an educated, well-reasoned diagnosis with a plan for treatment.

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