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Failure to diagnose cancer allegedly leads to husband's death

When dealing with diseases such as cancer, an early diagnosis is critical to the survival of the patient. Despite significant advancements in medical technology, failure to diagnose illnesses still occurs at an alarming rate. Oregon citizens have access to state-of-the-art medical care, but this does not prevent doctors from making crucial mistakes. Failing to properly diagnose a patient can delay life-saving treatment. A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit, alleging that negligence and a delay in treatment led to her husband's death.

Family nets settlement of $4.75 million after failure to diagnose

Oregon citizens are extremely fortunate to have access to state-of-the-art medical care. When it comes to serious diseases such as cancer, timing is everything. An early diagnosis is the main factor in determining a patient's chances of survival. Because of this, the failure to diagnose a disease such as cancer can delay much-needed treatment and have fatal consequences for the patient. The family of a woman in another state recently received a substantial settlement after the woman lost her life due to a belated cancer diagnosis.

Failure to diagnose has permenant ramifications

Timing is crucial when it comes to diagnosing diseases such as cancer. A correct and timely diagnosis is the first and most important step in the survival and recovery of the patient. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose diseases often results in permanent injury to the patient, and in some cases, loss of life. Despite years of training and experience, doctors in Oregon are not exempt from making such mistakes. Recently, a patient in another state filed a lawsuit after doctors allegedly failed to diagnose breast cancer.

Failure to diagnose blood clot cost young woman her leg

At 18 years old, Oregon residents should be looking forward to the future. However, medical conditions can interfere with those futures, and young patients depend on doctors to figure out what is wrong and how to fix the issues. A failure to diagnose can quickly derail any plans for the future by causing permanent injuries or even death.

Failure to diagnose in a timely manner led to man's death

Time is of the essence in many medical emergencies. The failure to diagnose a patient's condition in a timely manner by doctors here in Oregon and elsewhere could cost that person's life. Surviving family members from another state filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, claiming that doctors waited too long to determine that their loved one had a life-threatening condition that ultimately caused his death.

Estate claims that a failure to diagnose led to death of man

Even if the technical aspects of an operation are done correctly, a patient may still encounter health issues afterward. Post-surgical care is essential in order to ensure that an Oregon resident will enjoy a smooth and full recovery. The failure to diagnose a problem after a surgical procedure could lead to complications that could cause permanent injuries or even death. 

Failure to diagnose back injury paralyzed software designer

A former software designer for Microsoft filed a medical malpractice suit in which he made a request that few people here in Oregon or elsewhere would have considered making. As would be expected, he requested and received a monetary settlement (approximately $20 million) from the hospital whose failure to diagnose his fractured back put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. What is unique about this designer is that he requested -- and received -- the right to work with the hospital that paralyzed him to determine where the breakdowns occurred that led to his permanent injury.

Family says failure to diagnose caused man's death

Far too many people here in Oregon and elsewhere know what it is like when a doctor fails to make the right diagnosis and, subsequently, the right treatment. In some cases, the correct diagnosis if finally reached with no harm to the patient. However, in other cases, a failure to diagnose has deadly consequences.

Radiologists are sued for failure to diagnose and communicate

Radiologists are responsible for interpreting imaging data and relaying their findings to other doctors. Oregon patients expect for these doctors to correctly read their images and be in contact with their doctors. If there is a failure to diagnose a condition based on the imaging, or if the radiologist fails to maintain communication with other doctors, it could be considered medical malpractice.

The failure to diagnose cancer could be medical malpractice

Detecting many types of cancer in their early stages often increases the chances that a patient will survive. The failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner could ultimately be a death sentence for the patient. The fact that the diagnosis came too late could be construed as medical malpractice by courts here in Oregon and across the country.