Category: Medical Misdiagnosis

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Malpractice: How can Negligence Occur Among Patients with Dementia?

New Jersey Malpractice Attorneys Explore Misdiagnosis and Other Forms of Negligence Among Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease Under the umbrella term, dementia, is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is a general term for any number of conditions that lead to memory loss, cognitive deficiencies, and social abilities decline. People with dementia may show signs early by forgetting common words […]

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Pericardial Effusion: Risks of Delayed and Misdiagnosis when Fluid Collects around the Heart

Pericardial Effusion occurs when there is collection of excess fluid around the heart. A delay or failure to diagnose this dangerous heart condition can be deadly. We often say our hearts are full when we express joy or love. The heart is a symbol of that throbbing organ that holds all the love, sorrow, joy, […]

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The Damaging Effects of Misdiagnosed & Negligently Treated Inflammatory Conditions

Inflammation is the body’s way of defending itself against harmful intruders, such as viruses. This is a normal bodily function, and yet inflammation can also be detrimental when the body’s mechanisms fail to work properly, particularly when inflammation goes into overdrive over a perceived threat. That is when inflammation can cause diseases and disorders, making […]

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Failure to Diagnose, Delayed Diagnosis, & Misdiagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diagnostic & Treatment Errors As counterintuitive as it may seem, your central nervous system (CNS), composed of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves, can be attacked by your own body. This can, and often does, occur when the immune system behaves abnormally due to certain health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis […]

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Top 3 Misdiagnosed Conditions Cause the Most Misdiagnosis-Related Harm

Recent research investigating medical misdiagnosis discovered that three main categories of conditions account for the majority of serious harm caused by delayed or inaccurate diagnosis. And there’s more. When it comes to misdiagnosis and medical malpractice, estimates suggest that between 40,000 and 80,000 patients die as a result of misdiagnosis in U.S. hospitals every year. […]

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Diagnostic Imaging Errors and Misdiagnosis Drive up Healthcare Costs, Walmart Says

The largest private employer in the United States, Walmart Inc., recently announced a plan to combat excessive healthcare spending for its employees. One of the culprits they say? Countless people being misdiagnosed because of diagnostic imaging errors. In fact, the company says a significant number of its workers are being misdiagnosed by their doctor or […]

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The Value of a Second Opinion

When a Second Opinion Reveals Medical Malpractice in NJ When you’re experiencing symptoms and are unsure of the cause, you seek help from a doctor assuming they will appropriately diagnose and treat your medical condition. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes, even with years of specialized training and experience. In many cases, you won’t discover that your […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits against Pathologists

Pathology is a field of medicine that concentrates on the causes and effects of diseases. As a patient, you may or may not have direct interaction with a pathologist, but they can be extremely important when diagnosing the source of your symptoms. While pathologists can serve as a vital part of the diagnosis and treatment process, […]

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