Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Can A Medical Malpractice Claim Be Filed for a Cancer Misdiagnosis?

Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake in the US. Although some diagnostic errors are minor in terms of the consequences they have on patients, some are serious or even life-threatening. Diagnostic errors involving cancer often fall into the latter category. How can doctors or other health care providers misdiagnose cancer? There are multiple reasons why this can happen. A doctor may not identify apparent symptoms of specific types of cancer. Lab technicians may fail to identify signs of cancer, such as abnormal cell activity during a biopsy. A biopsy is a type of procedure that tests for tissue and cell abnormalities. A doctor may fail to order diagnostic tests when a patient is showing apparent symptoms of cancer. Test results can also be misinterpreted. For instance, a doctor may misinterpret the results of an imaging test with an illness that is less serious. Mistakes can be…
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Can Lab Test Errors Cause a Medical Misdiagnosis?

Diagnostic errors are the most common medical mistake in the U.S. Doctors can fail to diagnose a patient, or they may provide a correct diagnosis after considerable time has passed. There is more than one reason why these mistakes occur by the thousands each year. Lab mistakes are one of many reasons why diagnostic errors can occur. Examples of lab test errors may include: Patient mix-ups: Patients with similar names may be confused by lab technicians. New Jersey’s Master Person Index was created, in part, to reduce these types of errors. Mishandling test samples: Lab samples could be contaminated or ruined if they are not stored or obtained correctly. Misinterpreting test results: Doctors and other health care specialists may misinterpret test results when making a diagnosis. Improperly performing imaging tests: Specialists can make mistakes while performing imaging tests. Errors made during an imaging test could lead to an incorrect diagnosis….
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Can a Birth Injury Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Birth injuries may be caused by medical mistakes that are made before, during or shortly after birth. In some cases, birth injuries involve damage to the brain. Therefore, cerebral palsy is a possible outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral palsy may occur when an infant’s developing brain is injured. There are several types of birth injuries or medical mistakes that can cause a newborn to develop cerebral palsy. Examples may include: Oxygen deprivation: A newborn can suffer a brain injury if they are deprived of oxygen. This can occur if the umbilical cord prolapsed or if there is trauma to the infant in utero. Should displacement during delivery could also lead to oxygen deprivation. Failure to treat an infection: Cerebral palsy is a possible outcome if an…
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