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Failure to diagnose infant may have led to death

Vaccinations have been a debated topic in the medical and parent community. Infants begin receiving vaccinations as early as two months old and cannot receive vaccinations any younger due to their developing immune system. Unfortunately, common viruses, such as whooping cough, can be fatal to a baby, especially when they have no immunity from a vaccine. A mother in another state filed a lawsuit against a pediatric group for failure to diagnose her infant daughter for whooping cough. Massachusetts parents may be interested in learning that a jury awarded the mother $4 million for negligence in her daughter's care.

Failure to diagnose is more common with certain diseases

When going to the doctor or a hospital with an ailment, most people assume that the doctors will be able to diagnose the issue at hand. However, for many Massachusetts patients, issues with failure to diagnose can lead to unidentified risks to health and well-being. Although this is not the patient's fault, having some information about commonly-missed illnesses is a good idea when discussing a tricky diagnosis with a doctor.

Family awarded $4 million in failure to diagnose case

Medical technology has greatly advanced the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and acute ailments by medical professionals, but the technology only works to the advantage of the patient when it is utilized. In circumstances where it is not used, it can be detrimental to a patient. Massachusetts patients may be interested to learn about a recent jury verdict in another state after a failure to diagnose may have resulted in a woman's death.

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.

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.

Lawsuit: Failure to diagnose boy's infection led to brain injury

Massachusetts health professionals attend years of schooling to ensure they are able to make prompt, accurate diagnoses and get patients the treatment they need. That is what they are paid for, after all, as a delay in accurately diagnosing an illness often means irreversible damage. In another state, for example, a group of doctors' failure to diagnose a child's illness tragically resulted in permanent brain damage.

Delay in diagnosis of cancer results in lawsuit

A cancer diagnosis for many Massachusetts individuals and families may seem like one of the most upsetting and worrisome situations imaginable. How much worse, then, to find out months after the fact that a physician's inaccurate or missed cancer diagnosis resulted in a life-threatening delay in treatment? Such a delay in diagnosis of any illness can be dangerous and costly, but in cases of cancer, it can be especially devastating.

The cost of a failure to diagnose cancer is often a human life

When Massachusetts doctors fail to promptly diagnose an illness, it may result in issues like a delayed recovery or unnecessary medical tests. A failure to diagnose cancer, though, often comes at a much higher cost: that of human life. When health care professionals do not accurately diagnose cancer in a timely manner, it can mean a delay in life-saving treatments until the cancer has progressed to such a stage that it is already 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.

Failure to make an accurate diagnosis can be life-threatening

When it comes to serious health conditions, sometimes a prompt diagnosis can make all the difference in the outcome. A delay or a failure to make an accurate diagnosis could, in some cases, be life threatening or even fatal. Every day, hundreds - if not thousands - of residents of Massachusetts rely on the professional medical training of health care professionals to ensure their well-being; sometimes, though, that faith in doctors is unfortunately misplaced, as appears to be the case in another state.

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