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Category Archives: misdiagnosis & delayed diagnosis

Failure to diagnose a stroke: Why does it happen?

A stroke can be fatal, but prompt action can often save your life. This is why it’s so important to get the right diagnosis, and why people need to know what signs to look for themselves. For instance, former New England Patriots linebacker…

How a doctor’s mistake can lead to a later stage of cancer

A cancer diagnosis is devastating to receive, even if the doctor assures you that you have a good prognosis and multiple treatment options available to you. Treatment could range from surgery or radiation to chemotherapy or even a bone marrow transplant.  There is…

Women, your stroke symptoms may differ from those of men

According to Healthline, stroke is among the top three causes of death for women in the U.S. Estimates indicate that one out of every five women in America will suffer a stroke. Unfortunately, up to 60% of female stroke victims will die. Women…

Did your doctor take sufficient steps to avoid a misdiagnosis?

When you see a doctor, you rely on them to make the proper diagnosis. If they do not understand what is wrong with you, their chances of providing the correct treatment are slim. No one can know everything about the human body and…

Did your child’s pediatrician improperly diagnose their brain injury?

It’s a given that most kids will experience some type of illness at least once during their childhood. While there’s a strong likelihood that their pediatrician will be able to reach an adequate diagnosis as to what ails them, things aren’t always as…

When doctors don’t catch cancer in time to save someone

Most forms of cancer are progressive. Without treatment, they get worse over time. What starts out as a tumor affecting one organ or type of tissue can metastasize and spread throughout the body. There are dozens of different kinds of cancer that affect…

Women are at a higher risk than men for missed or mistaken medical diagnoses

When you’re sick, you rely on your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. That’s the biggest hurdle to achieving a positive outcome for your condition. Unfortunately, many doctors fail to properly diagnose their patients. Although this kind of medical mistake can happen to anyone,…

What does “standard of care” have to do with a medical malpractice claim?

It’s absolutely devastating to go to a doctor or a hospital and end up worse off than before you started. In some cases, people even die from the lack of proper or timely medical treatment. Just the same, not every poor outcome is…

Delayed response to a stroke can be fatal

Your spouse is unresponsive. You think they may be having a stroke. You get them to a hospital, where a doctor makes another diagnosis; maybe they say it’s a seizure. Is this going to cause some serious issues if the doctor is wrong?…

Preventing complications and death from a stroke requires rapid treatment

If you take a loved one to the emergency room because of the signs of a stroke, you expect the medical team to take your concerns to heart. Unfortunately, some medical providers don’t take their patients’ complaints seriously and may ignore serious signs…

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