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Failure to make an accurate diagnosis may have resulted in death

Losing a child is something no mother should experience, especially when a death could have been prevented with medical intervention. One mother has had the tragic experience of losing her daughter at a young age. Massachusetts families may be interested in understanding the reason the mother intends to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court accusing her daughter's physician of failure to make an accurate diagnosis to prevent her daughter's death.

Bill Paxton's family accuses doctor of medical negligence

No matter who a person is or the social status he or she holds, unexpected tragedy can be experienced. If the actions of another person results in a tragedy, it can be particularly hard for a family to cope with the unnecessary loss.  Massachusetts residents may be interested to learn that Bill Paxton's family members have suffered their own tragedy and have accused his surgeon of medical negligence following the actor's death last year.

Pharmacist settles for $325,000 after fatal medication error

Patients in Massachusetts and across the country rely on prescription medications every day to get them healthy or keep them that way. Even the smallest mistake is worrisome because it indicates that the pharmacists were not exercising the proper care and precautions, despite holding patient's lives in their hands. In fact, in another state, a recently settled lawsuit alleged just such a scenario, after a medication error reportedly resulted in a woman's death.

VA sued for alleged failure to make an accurate diagnosis

An incorrect or delayed diagnosis can carry serious negative consequences for Massachusetts patients. When doctors don't diagnose patients in a timely manner, patients often suffer as their symptoms continue to worsen or even experience new health problems as a result of the delay. In another state, for example, a Veterans Administration hospital's failure to make an accurate diagnosis allegedly resulted in a number of serious injuries to a patient's foot.

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