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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.

Untimely meningitis diagnosis leads to $10 million award

A physician's failure to properly diagnose a patient's illness or other medical condition can often be catastrophic. Symptoms can go untreated and worsen, and an otherwise treatable disease may become life-threatening. Many people in Maryland understand that a failure to properly diagnose can have even more dire consequences if children are involved. A recent state appellate court decision could affect similar cases in this state.

What conditions are most commonly misdiagnosed?

Although the diagnosis of a medical condition always requires a Maryland doctor to use his or her knowledge and experience to make an educated guess about what is really going with an ill patient, there are some medical conditions in which failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis is more common than in others.

Statistics demonstrate truth about cancer misdiagnosis

Last week's post discussed the potentially devastating impact a doctor's misdiagnosis of cancer, or even failure to diagnose cancer promptly, can have on a Maryland patient's quality of life or even his or her likelihood of surviving the disease.

Helping patients recover after misdiagnosis of cancer

As any Marylander who has watched television frequently knows from various public service announcements, the early detection of cancer is very important. In fact, for many types of cancer, a timely and accurate diagnosis can be the difference between a treatable illness and a terminal condition.

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