MedicalMalpractice

Recently, we have featured blog posts highlighting instances of cancer misdiagnosis, including: Doctors mistaking cancer for mononucleosis A woman’s cancer being misdiagnosed as a migraine 14 times Breast cancer misdiagnosis leading to unnecessary breast removal surgery We trust medical professionals to not make mistakes as devastating as misdiagnosing cancer. However, as…

There was recently an article featured in Refinery29, a digital media outlet that focusses on women’s issues, that raised the questions as to whether you should do your own breast exam. As the Refinery29 piece points out, medical professionals have been recommending that patients perform their own breast examinations for…

Could a doctor really mistake cancer for mononucleosis? That may have been the case recently when a 6-year-old girl was the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis involving her doctors mistaking symptoms of metastatic neuroblastoma for mono. How Did Doctors Mistake Cancer for Mononucleosis? Per KSDK-TV, a few years after she was born,…

Recently, the story of a woman’s struggles and death because of a cancer misdiagnosis made the news. Reportedly, a 24-year-old woman died from cancer after repeatedly being told that she was not suffering from cancer but migraines. Not only was the woman’s cancer misdiagnosed once, but allegedly her tumor went undiagnosed even…

With reports that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, could be drastically altered or even repealed making headlines, it is fair to wonder, how would an Obamacare repeal impact medical malpractice damages? Would an Obamacare Repeal Impact Medical Malpractice Damages? The Legal Intelligencer featured a story regarding…

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has revived a lawsuit concerning a hospital’s liability if it allows suicidal patients to leave and they take their life. Why Did the Pennsylvania Superior Court Revive This Case? The case, Martin v. Holy Spirit Hospital, involved a woman with a history of mental health problems…

The Legal Intelligencer recently featured an article that explained the challenges that can come with pursing medical malpractice mediation. How Does Medical Malpractice Mediation Work and What Are the Challenges? The first thing that must be done is determining whether a medical malpractice case can be mediated or not. The reason…

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Recently, a woman’s medical malpractice claim was dismissed because of a post she made on her Facebook page years earlier. Per The Legal Intelligencer, in the woman’s claim, she alleges that her doctor mistakenly diagnosed her with multiple sclerosis (MS) when she was actually suffering from Lyme disease. However, on December 22, a…