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Category Archives: Misdiagnosis

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A Missed Diagnosis Claims the Life of a 32-Day-Old Infant

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A mother was recently awarded $4 million in wrongful death claim against Lancaster Pediatric Associates in Pennsylvania. The doctors handling the case failed to correctly diagnose the child’s whooping cough. The child died in 2010, but the complaint wasn’t filed until 2016, 6 years after the infant died. The mother accused Lancaster Pediatric Associates… Read More »

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Doctor Turns out to be Wrong about Two Dozen MS Diagnoses

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

One of the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits is a missed diagnosis or a wrong diagnosis. When this occurs, a doctor may diagnose a patient who has a very serious ailment with something trivial or tell them they’re perfectly fine. This results in a worsening of their symptoms and condition because the… Read More »

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Study Finds that Diagnosis Errors Result in the Majority of Malpractice Claims

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A recent report published by Coverys indicates that the majority of medical malpractice claims are lawsuits brought about by patients whose diagnoses were missed by their doctors. While not every missed diagnosis rises to the standard of medical malpractice, diagnostic error resulted in more claims than any other kind of medical error, according to… Read More »

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As Payouts for Malpractice Rise, Fewer Cases are Successfully Litigated

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Between 1992 and 2014 the number of medical malpractice cases that have been successfully litigated has dropped 56%, according to researchers who have cataloged cases throughout that period. At the same time, the amount of payouts has increased around 23% with the average payout topping $350,000. These trends are believed to have been influenced… Read More »

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Lawsuits Emerge from Misdiagnosed Strokes

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

It unfortunately happens more often than it should.  A physician, often in the emergency room, misdiagnoses and/or under treats a patient who has just suffered a stroke or is suffering an on-going stroke at the time. Often times there is a critical time period during which a stroke must be treated. If physicians and… Read More »

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