Search Results for: failure to diagnose

Mesenteric ischemia or bowel ischemia occurs when there is a sudden reduction in intestinal blood flow that does not meet the metabolic demands of the bowel. When caught early, bowel ischemia can usually be managed. Untreated mesenteric ischemia can cause bowel injuries and death.  Often the failure to diagnose mesenteric ischemia can lead to a […]

An appellate court in Florida affirmed a defense verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Plaintiff alleged that the doctor was negligent in failing to diagnose and treat the decedent’s cervical cord compression, a condition which eventually caused the man to suffer from quadriplegia. Plaintiff made four arguments on appeal. The one I found interesting was […]

Suit was recently filed in the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut, alleging that a pediatrician failed to diagnose bacterial meningitis, leading the loss of a young boy’s eyesight. The details here are so sad. The lawsuit claims that the doctor dismissed the boy’s severe headache, instead of sending him to the emergency room where a […]

If you have been the victim of medical negligence and you have a malpractice lawsuit pending, one of the primary questions you probably have is “how long will it take for my case to settle?” Our Maryland malpractice lawyers get this question all the time from our medical malpractice clients. It is completely reasonable to […]

This blog looks at medical malpractice jury verdicts and explains/speculates why the verdict came out as they did.  This medical malpractice claim in New York involved a lawsuit by a woman in her 60s against a radiologist for the failure to diagnose breast cancer.  The case settled for $1.6 million. The Case Value of Breast […]

Here an interesting medical malpractice case out of Tennessee worth discussing that relates to substituting plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case.  In this case, Holley v.  Blackett, the Tennessee Court of Appeals allowed common sense to triumph, reversing a trial court’s entry of summary judgment in a wrongful death breast cancer misdiagnosis medical malpractice lawsuit,  allowing the […]

One frequent emergency room complaint is abdominal pain of unknown origin. The challenge for the ER doctor is to diagnose the source of the problem, or at least narrow the problem, and rule out life-threatening aliments. Three big potentials for problems are appendicitis, volvulus, and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and intussusception – all can lead […]

The Madison St. Clair Record has an article on a medical malpractice case that is in its sixth day of the second time trying the case. The case alleges failure to diagnose skin cancer. Interestingly, the first case ended in a mistrial after a defense verdict when it was discovered that a juror lied about […]

The Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog wrote a post on Friday that analyzes a new 34 page Maryland Court of Special Appeals opinion fee dispute between a referring lawyer and the Maryland malpractice lawyer to whom he referred a failure to diagnose cancer case. The case sheds interesting light on the referral arrangement between a Maryland […]

A recent Jury Verdict Research study looking at cancer injuries involving negligence found that the average compensatory award is $4,147,526 (median is $2,052,500). Most of these cancer cases involve medical malpractice lawsuits for the failure to diagnose cancer. One medical malpractice study found that 12% of the time, cancer is misdiagnosed because a doctor or […]