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Failure To Diagnose

Misdiagnosis of asthma may cause unnecessary medicine intake

Breathing disorders are continuing to grow in Connecticut and the rest of the United States. In fact, one in 12 people have been diagnosed with a breathing ailment like asthma, a condition that causes a wheezing and shortness of breath in a person thus… Read More

Couple awarded $6.4M in failure to diagnose case

A St. Louis man and his wife were recently awarded more than $6 million in a lawsuit against the man's doctor. We thought this story might be relevant to Connecticut residents because it seems like the sort of incident that could happen anywhere, including… Read More

Study: Missed diagnoses commonly cited in malpractice claims

Dealing with health issues can be very stressful, especially when a person does not understand what exactly the cause of the problem is. In general, we go to the doctor and maybe take some tests and we expect to receive a diagnosis. Once the cause of… Read More

Man mistakenly given months to live compensated for misdiagnosis

Being diagnosed with a serious illness can be a very difficult event in someone's life. Being told that the illness is not treatable and you only have months to live, however, can be absolutely devastating. It can be emotionally, physically and financially… Read More

Diagnostic errors are more common than many people realize

One of the most frightening experiences that a person can go through is being sick and not knowing why. We go to the doctor and hope to get some information on what is wrong and how we can treat an ailment, but this does not always happen. In fact, in… Read More

9 years after misdiagnosis, victim wins malpractice suit

In March 2004, a woman went to see a doctor after she had been suffering from a variety of health concerns. The doctor gave the woman a devastating diagnosis that no one wants to ever hear: She had terminal cancer. The problem, however, was that the woman… Read More

Diagnosis of pediatric strokes can be missed or delayed

When a child is sick, parents are often very worried and looking for answers. They bring their child to the hospital with the expectation that the doctors and nurses will be able to diagnose what is affecting their child and treat it effectively. Too… Read More

Couple sues for failure to diagnose cancer

Cancer is one of the most common and fatal diseases in our modern world. As more Connecticut residents are affected by the disease, experts say that medical malpractice suits may rise for oncologists and other related physicians. This is because doctors… Read More

Why ruling out medical issues is not the same diagnosing them

In an ideal situation, a person who is not feeling well will go to the doctor, learn what medical condition is causing his or her suffering and then be given the proper medication to treat the illness. In reality, unfortunately, many hospitals and doctors… Read More

Miscommunication, misdiagnosis blamed in young boy's death

A parent with a sick child is understandably distraught and worried until their young one starts feeling better. Many parents will go to great lengths to secure a diagnosis and treatment plan so that they can help their child. However, parents can only… Read More