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Woman alleges doctor error resulted in injurious medical test

Medical procedures and tests, though often necessary, are almost always uncomfortable and inconvenient, not to mention costly in terms of both money and time. Imagine, then, undergoing a procedure on the advice of a Massachusetts physician, only to find out later that said procedure not only caused significant physical harm, but wasn't actually necessary in the first place? In another state, this alleged case of doctor error is apparently exactly what occurred.

WHAT THE EQUIFAX SECURITY BREACH MAY MEAN FOR YOU

Recently, Equifax reported a breach of security that may affect aver 140 million American consumers. Equifax is one of the three major credit reporting agencies and holds the sensitive personal information of approximately 820 million consumers, including social security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and (in some cases) driver's license numbers. In addition to accessing personal information, the credit card information of more than 200,000 people was stolen by the hackers.

Plaintiff alleges health problems caused by medication error

Most patients in Massachusetts -- or anywhere else, for that matter – follow their doctor's orders without hesitation, especially when it comes to taking prescription medication. Indeed, many people have little choice but to do so, as they rely on doctors' experience and training for their own health and well-being. For this reason, a medication error can prove dangerous, if not fatal, as a majority of patients would not recognize that a mistake had been made until it was too late.

Failure to diagnose cancer often comes at a high price

While the severity of the consequences depends upon the condition, any delay or failure in the diagnosis of an illness or disease essentially translates into a failure to get patients the medical treatment they need in a timely fashion. Residents of Massachusetts who know someone who has suffered from cancer – or who have undergone cancer treatments themselves -- are likely aware that, when it comes to cancer, a few months can make a big difference. A failure to diagnose cancer can come with a heavy price for patients, in terms of both money and health.

Birth injuries lawsuit seeks $150,000 in damages

Thankfully, most births in Massachusetts go off without a hitch. Mothers go through labor and delivery and are handed a healthy infant. Even when complications occur, the resultant birth injuries vary greatly in type and severity. Unfortunately, sometimes things are not as simple, and a doctor's error or negligence one day can lead to a lifetime of health problems for the injured children and their families.

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