Posts Tagged 'missed diagnosis'

Kidney Donor Files Malpractice Lawsuit After Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Cancer

A woman who donated a kidney to her grandmother 11 months before the older woman died from cancer has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Texas doctor. The medical malpractice lawsuit names a physician and a nephrology practice group as defendants.

The 31-year old woman claims that she donated her kidney to her grandmother without being informed that she suffered from terminal cancer, so the kidney donation was of no value. The grandmother had been evaluated ...

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Ebola Victim’s Family Obtains Settlement for Missed Diagnosis

The Dallas Morning News recently reported on the misdiagnosis of Ebola victim, Thomas Eric Duncan. Mr. Duncan died from the illness in October of this year. His death was followed by public scrutiny of the care he received and an eventual settlement over the misdiagnosis and delayed treatment.

The patient was initially seen in the emergency room of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. According to the report, he complained of headache and abdominal pain. He ...

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How is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Diagnosed?

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious condition that requires emergency medical care and often hospitalization. The disorder usually develops as a reaction to certain types of medication. Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning last year regarding a link between Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and acetaminophen, which is a common pain reliever and fever reducer in both over-the-counter and prescription medications. Similar drugs ibuprofen and naproxen have also been associated with the syndrome.

Patients with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome tend ...

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