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, 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 Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 6:23 pm
Hundreds of women have terminated potentially healthy pregnancies after being old they suffered a miscarriage. Scientists believe that preliminary ultrasound readings may be unreliable or inaccurate, which could result in concluding the child did not survive.
Exact numbers are not available, but experts believe that as much as 400 pregnancies are terminated a year due to this error. Physicians measure the size of the gestational sac and embryo when determining a miscarriage. If the gestational sac appears empty or if the embryo does not have a heartbeat after a certain developmental stage, doctors diagnosis the woman as having a miscarriage.
However, experts now believe there is a high margin of error in this practice. Most hospitals measure the gestational sac at various sizes to determine if the woman has had a miscarriage.
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result from a misdiagnosis, contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
A recent study from the Journal of Affective Disorders claims that, when faced with a hypothetical diagnosis situation, only 41% of psychotherapists properly diagnosed bipolar disorder.
The study recruited more than 200 psychotherapists and provided them with hypothetical patients who demonstrated various symptoms related to bipolar disorder, including symptoms of depression paired with possible hypomanic tendencies. 59 percent of the mental health professionals made the wrong diagnosis and therefore were less likely to recommend the proper treatment.
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Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 12:01 pm
A new study on preventative testing of lung cancer that was recently released, shows that CT scans on lungs show false positives which require invasive secondary looks.
After the “Cumulative Incidence of False-Positive Test Results in Lung Cancer Screening” study, the authors are telling doctors and people who are at risk for cancer that these CT scans have high false-positive rates. According to officials, these screenings have not been proven efficient in finding lung cancer and they pose a health risk to patients.
The study shows that a person probability of getting one or more false-positive from a lung CT scan was 21 percent after one screening and 33 percent after two screenings.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 9:35 am
A woman from New Jersey is suing the city of Manhattan after being misdiagnosed with HIV, Herpes, Hepatitis at a Harlem Hospital.
The woman went into the hospital for a mammogram. She then had her cheek swabbed and a blood test. She was then told that she has HIV. She immediately blamed her husband of 37 years. She thought that he had to have cheated on her. He denied the accusations, but she did not believe him. She couldn’t sleep,work and she threw up constantly.
Three weeks later, the hospital called and said she was perfectly healthy. There was no apology and the damage to her marriage had already been done. She is suing so that this will not happen to anyone else.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical negligence, contact the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529.