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Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis of cancer and other ailments is an increasing issue and is one of the leading medical malpractice cases. 

Misdiagnosis can cause an array of health problems, stress and financial issues for patients and loved ones.  Misdiagnosing any ailment can greatly reduce the survival rate of the patient and the length and quality of life. 

The Facts:

  • 15 Percent of all medical cases in developed countries are misdiagnosed, according to The American Journal of Medicine
  • Up to 44 percent of some types of cancer are misdiagnosed as reported by The Journal of Clinical Oncology

Recent Cases:

Misdiagnosis of  Colon Cancer: An 18-month delay in diagnosis of colon cancer.  There was a need for extensive chemotherapy, radiation, and colorectal surgery. Gastroenterologist failed to properly perform a colonoscopy and misdiagnosed a cancer tumor in the bowel.  18 months later, patient developed rectal bleeding and was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer with metastasis.  The claim was resolved successfully. 

Misdiagnosis and Delay in Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: A 42- year old male was evaluated by pulmonary specialist for a lung mass that was suspicious for cancer.  The lung specialist failed to perform a complete the work-up of the patient and failed to make a definitive diagnosis of the of the mass that had been found on CT scan.   However, the patient was told that he did not have lung cancer.  Read full story

Think You Have a Case?

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