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Failure to Diagnose Archives

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.

The importance of early detection in sepsis

Sepsis is a medical condition in which the body has a deadly reaction to infection, and it can lead to organ failure, tissue damage and death. Connecticut residents who are ill should be aware of how to detect and prevent this potentially deadly condition.

Endometriosis often not promptly diagnosed

Connecticut patients may be interested to learn that two-thirds of women have a friend, family member or acquaintance who has been diagnosed with endometriosis. Even so, getting diagnosed with this painful condition can still be difficult as both patients and doctors may not be aware of the symptoms.

Diabetic kidney disease study

Diabetic patients in Connecticut should be aware of the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study, which examined the kidney's glomerulus, showed that there are biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease that may be used to design early detection tests and targeted treatments.

Some reasons patients are misdiagnosed

Because medical misdiagnoses often occur nowadays, Connecticut patients may do well to obtain a second opinion from other physicians. Besides the fact that there are more than 20,000 different diseases, other factors can lead to a misdiagnosis.While sometimes patients are to blame for a misdiagnoses, such as if they are too embarrassed to tell their doctor all their symptoms, or they attempt to diagnose their illness on their own, many misdiagnoses occur because of a doctor's fault. For instance, many doctors become familiar with a certain disease they frequently treat and could give the wrong diagnosis to someone who has similar symptoms but a different disease.

Diagnosing penile cancer

When Connecticut men show the signs or symptoms of penile cancer, it is highly recommended that they go to a doctor in order to get examined. If doctors have reason to believe that a patient could have penile cancer, they may order certain tests in order to diagnose it.

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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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