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Failure to Diagnose Archives

Differences in breast cancer mortality rates

Throughout Connecticut and the rest of the nation, breast cancer death rates have dropped due to medical innovations. However, a report from the American Cancer Society states that black women still have a greater chance of passing away from breast cancer than caucasian women.

Men and breast cancer

Connecticut men should know that both women and men have the same risk factors, which include genetic abnormalities and age, that are associated with breast cancer. Men who are between the ages of 60 to 70 are most affected by breast cancer. Men with a history of the disease in their family have an increased risk.

Tongue cancer symptoms and treatment options

Oral cancer can form in different parts of the mouth. Tongue cancer is considered oral cancer when it forms on the front two-thirds of the tongue. When tongue cancer forms in the back one-third of the tongue, it is considered head and neck cancer. Connecticut residents may be interested in knowing some symptoms of tongue cancer and its treatment options.

Importance of early diagnosis of foot bone tumors

While cancerous bone tumors of the feet are rare, it is important for them to be correctly diagnosed and treated quickly as these types of cancer are very aggressive. When a cancerous bone tumor is initially misdiagnosed, it may result in metastatic cancer.

Female patients more likely to be misdiagnosed

Many Connecticut patients are aware that medical errors can result in serious complications. Some may even be aware that almost all patients will experience at least one diagnostic error during their lives. While the numbers are already high, female patients actually have a higher chance of receiving incorrect diagnoses, particularly when it comes to heart attacks, strokes and autoimmune diseases. There are several reasons for this.

Managing urea cycle disorder

For Connecticut patients afflicted by a urea cycle disorder, vigilant monitoring of dietary protein is necessary to avoid a dangerous build up of ammonia in the bloodstream. Ideally, a team of medical specialists will support the patient in efforts to control the disorder. A patient could benefit from a team comprised of a geneticist, metabolic dietician, nurse practitioner and neuropsychologist knowledgeable about urea cycle disorders.

Clinic ordered to pay $29M for delayed diagnosis

Connecticut patients potentially dealing with a misdiagnosis may be interested to learn that a clinic was ordered to pay about $29 million in compensation after specialists were unable to diagnose a patient's condition. The jury determined that the woman's condition, although rare, could have been treated without major complications if the clinic had taken measures to provide her with a timely diagnosis and treatment.

More doctors relying on AI to make diagnoses

Connecticut patients may already know that medical errors are one of the top three causes of death in the United States. However, artificial intelligence, which is being relied on more frequently in medical practices, can reduce the number of medical errors being made. In fact, AI systems have shown that they are just as capable of diagnosing skin cancer or even rare eye conditions as are human specialists.

Multiple sclerosis diagnoses and treatment difficulties

According to a recent study, patients with multiple sclerosis in Connecticut and the rest of nation have to deal with improper diagnoses as well as ineffective treatments. The nationwide survey, which involved over 5,300 patients and was conducted from Jan. 25, 2017 to March 1, 2017, also found that pain and fatigue are the two symptoms that severely affect the patients' quality of life.

Failure to diagnose CTEPH

Some Connecticut residents who have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension may have not had it properly diagnosed, according to a study that appeared in the European Respiratory Review. Also known as CTEPH, it is rare and involves the pulmonary arteries becoming blocked by thromboembolic materials. The result can be pulmonary hypertension. The right side of the heart may fail.


Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-517-0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

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