Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 2:03 pm
The children of a Pennsylvania man who was wrongly diagnosed with pneumonia have been awarded $6.4 million by a Pennsylvania jury.
In 2009, the man was playing a basketball game when he began having chest and shoulder pain. He was transported to the emergency room at Temple University Hospital. Emergency room doctors diagnosed the man with pneumonia and allowed him to leave after giving him several medications.
Just a few months later, the man was again playing basketball when he suffered a seizure. He was taken back to the emergency department of the hospital, where it was determined that he had suffered a massive heart attack due to an artery that was completely blocked. He remained in a medically-induced coma until he passed away in November of that same year.
The jury in this case ruled that the negligence of the responding emergency room doctors caused this man to pass away. He left behind five small children, now between 3 years old and 11 years old. These children were awarded the $6.4 million for their loss of upbringing and moral guidance.
Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Public health officials in the UK have announced that approximately 75 individuals were wrongfully diagnosed with syphilis due to a faulty test kit.
The false diagnoses were given to patients who did not have the disease at all, and others who had more advanced forms of the condition than they originally thought. The commercial kits were used on these patients between November 2010 and September 2011. Eight different laboratories issued these false positives, and will begin to notify the people who were negatively affected.
Health officials said that there should be no lasting health effects due to this wrong diagnosis. People with a more advanced stage of syphilis may require additional medication in order to clear up the infection, but are said to not be contagious.
If you were negatively affected due to a wrong diagnosis, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 8:53 pm
A Portland, Oregon couple has filed a lawsuit against the doctors at Legacy Health after they were told their unborn child did not have Down syndrome when, in fact, she did.
The parents are claiming they based a life-changing decision on a misdiagnosis. Their daughter, now four-years old, was born with Down syndrome. They are seeking $7 million from the hospital for what they say is a lifetime of care.
According to court documents, the parents say doctors repeatedly advised them that a test of their unborn baby absolutely ruled out the the possibility of Down syndrome. They decided to continue the pregnancy based on the results. Now they are saying the doctors were negligent in the performance and analysis of the test results.
If you have suffered due to a wrong diagnosis, contact the wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm
An Arizona woman had to go to three doctors before it was discovered that she has breast cancer.
Last October, she went in for her annual mammogram. The woman was told additional tests would be to be conducted, but was later relieved to find out that everything was fine. Her doctor’s office informed her that one of the doctors believed he found something in her exam, but later discovered it was benign. She was told the two different results were due to different regulations between states.
Unsatisfied with that explanation, she went to a third doctor where it was revealed she had breast cancer in both breasts. The woman also learned that guidelines for determining cancer is not handled by state, but is federally regulated.
If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 1-800-346-5529.
Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 8:48 pm
A 59 year-old man from Australia is suing the Central Coast Local Health District after he was wrongly diagnosed with stomach cancer.
It wasn’t until the man underwent seven rounds of chemotherapy and had 80% of his stomach removed that doctors discovered the mistake. He was diagnosed in 2009 with an aggressive form of stomach cancer. A year later a post-op evaluation revealed he never had cancer to begin with.
The man is suing the hospital for monetary compensation and is also asking for an apology. He says he has experienced emotional trauma such as anxiety and depression. He is also unable to eat while sitting down.
If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 1-800-346-5529.
Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm
A 32 year-old woman from Sweden had her breast removed after tissue samples mistakenly showed she had breast cancer. No tumors were found on her mammogram, but the woman decided to seek treatment anyway.
This is not the first misdiagnosed breast cancer incident at the Swedish hospital. In July, a 47 year-old woman had her breast removed after a contaminated test showed that she had cancer. And another woman, 34 years-old, mistakenly had her breast removed as well.
A member of the hospital’s oncology department states that the mistakes were made following the deaths of pathologists. Because they were understaffed, the member said, some mistakes were made. How many mistakes, if there are more, is not known.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a misdiagnosis, contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529.
Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 10:18 pm
An Irish doctor and mother of three has died after her doctors wrongfully diagnosed her with a migraine when she really had a ruptured aneurysm.
Doctors at the hospital say the woman came in complaining of migraine-like symptoms and did not believe a CT scan was necessary for her pain. Just days later, she was taken to the emergency room again after she felt disoriented, nauseous, and saw flashes of bright lights.
A CT scan revealed that there was bleeding her in her brain caused by an abnormal widening of an artery. She immediately went into surgery to cut the artery in order to stop the bleeding. Surgeons were unable to save her, as the artery that needed to be clipped supplied oxygen to the brain.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the woman who died in this tragic accident.
Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 3:13 pm
A Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. recently ruled that a man’s lawsuit against a clinic that incorrectly diagnosed him as HIV-positive would be allowed to proceed in court. The lawsuit had originally been dismissed because the man did not suffer physically from the misdiagnosis.
According to the lawsuit, the man went to the Whitman-Walker Clinic in 2000 to be tested for HIV after he learned that his girlfriend was HIV-positive and had been keeping it a secret from him. The man’s test results at the clinic came back positive, and the man suffered a mental breakdown. He was unable to work, lost his home, and spent time in a mental institution until 2005 when he was retested and learned that he did not have HIV. Another test confirmed that he did not have the disease.
The man is seeking $20 million in damages for mental and emotional distress, loss of wages, loss of reputation, and loss of contact with family.
If you or someone you love has been wrongly diagnosed with a disease or illness, please contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 3:09 pm
A 26-year-old woman recently died of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, after she received an incorrect diagnosis of muscular pain from a nurse.
According to reports, the woman was suffering symptoms consistent with DVT, including swelling in the legs and muscle fatigue, when she went to a nurse to be diagnosed. The nurse told the woman that she was not suffering from DVT and, instead, had muscular pain. A few days later, the woman collapsed and was taken to a hospital where she died. A doctor at the hospital stated that she had been suffering from DVT, or a blood clot in the legs.
The woman’s husband has stated that he believes the nurse’s incorrect diagnosis was the cause of his wife’s death. It is not yet clear if he will be pursuing legal action.
If you or someone you love has suffered or died because a disease was incorrectly diagnosed, please contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 4:29 pm
A woman from Illinois recently filed a misdiagnosis lawsuit against a neurologist after she suffered brain damage from a brain lesion that was never diagnosed by the neurologist.
The lawsuit states that the woman went to the neurologist on January 8, 2009 after suffering headaches and vision loss. The neurologist found that the woman had a lesion in her brain, but he did not diagnose it because he did not believe it was a threat. Within a year, the lesion grew and caused the woman to suffer permanent brain damage.
The lawsuit alleges that the woman’s permanent brain damage could have been prevented if the neurologist had diagnosed the brain lesion as threatening. The woman is seeking $50,000 in damages for permanent disability and medical expenses.
If you or someone you love has had a doctor incorrectly diagnose your illness, please contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.