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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 […]

The family of a Nevada woman who tragically died of rectal and colon cancer at age 27 was awarded $2.5 million for a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer. The family’s medical malpractice lawyer argued that if the woman had been correctly diagnosed at her initial visit, she would have had a 97 percent chance of […]

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 60’s against a radiologist for the failure to diagnose breast cancer.  The case settled for $1.6 million. The Case Value of Breast […]

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 […]

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 […]

The potentially dramatic impact of a stroke on your health and wellness cannot be understated. What many people don’t know is that strokes arise from several possible conditions, including brain ischemia (commonly referred to as cerebral or cerebrovascular ischemia). If you or a loved one has suffered ischemic brain injury because of a doctor’s negligence, […]

As a parent, you don’t want to hear that there’s a problem with your soon to be son or daughter.  Or that a life-changing complication was discovered in the hours after their birth. An infection during pregnancy can have devastating consequences for you and your child.  If untreated, maternal infection can result in a permanent […]