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Failure to diagnose glaucoma during pregnancy results in lawsuit

The birth of a child is an eagerly awaited event in the life of a woman in Oregon. The anticipation and excitement of meeting one's child, looking into his or her eyes for the first time, has no equal. To experience that first meeting and then to lose most of one's eyesight is a horrible fate to contemplate. A woman who lost most of her sight following the birth of her child has brought a suit against the hospital where she delivered her baby for a failure to diagnose a serious problem with her eyes.

Failure to diagnose often results in medical malpractice

When people in Oregon visit their doctor with a medical complaint, they trust that the doctor will use his or her expertise to diagnose the situation or, if the condition surpasses the doctor's expertise, refer the patient to a specialist. Occasionally, a doctor will misdiagnose a condition. This can lead to a malpractice suit because of a failure to diagnose.

Failure to diagnose injuries can result in lethal complications

One of the most painful injuries many children remember from childhood is the injury suffered when a finger was slammed in a car door. While the pain was excruciating and not forgotten, most recovered quickly and went on to other adventures unscathed. For one Oregon woman, the injury had a tragic outcome that resulted in a case of medical negligence as a result of multiple doctors' failure to diagnose complications from a simple injury.

Failure to diagnose cancer in its early stages can be devastating

Cancer is a horrible disease. While survival rates have increased and it's not the death sentence it once was, the diagnosis can still be devastating. Some cancers are unique to women. The symptoms of these cancers can present as appearing to be something else, particularly if other conditions that commonly present with the cancer are not present. In Oregon and across the country, failure to diagnose in the case of cancer can be devastating.

Failure to diagnose leads to fatal case of whooping cough

When a young child appears to be ill in Oregon his or her parent will usually take the child to a doctor. A parent will have faith in the doctor's ability to diagnose what ails the child. Failure to diagnose an ailment is not the expected outcome.

False positives in cancer misdiagnosis

There are few things scarier than a person being told that he or she may have cancer. When a checkup results in additional testing to confirm or refute the diagnosis, the wait for results can be agonizing. When test results confirm the diagnosis, a person's fight to beat the cancer begins. But what if the test result is a false positive? A cancer misdiagnosis in Oregon can result in a tragic outcome.

Man seeks $7 million after cancer misdiagnosis

The survival of cancer patients in Oregon and across the country is almost always dependant on a correct and timely diagnosis. The diagnosis is usually the initial part of treating cancer, so any error during this stage can snowball into big problems in the later stages of treatment. A man in another state has filed a lawsuit against a surgeon after an alleged cancer misdiagnosis left the man permanently injured.

Failure to diagnose cancer leads to injuries and a lawsuit

A timely diagnosis is one of the most important weapons in the fight against diseases such as cancer. A diagnosis is often the first step in treating cancer and any delay in the diagnosis process can result in permanent injury to the patient or even death. Even though patients in Oregon and across the country have access to some of the best medical technology the world has ever seen, this technology is useless if a diagnosis is never made in the first place. A failure to diagnose cancer can eliminate any chance for the patient to make a full recovery.

Failure to diagnose allegedly leads to young girl's death

For patients in Oregon and around the world, time is one of the most crucial aspects in fighting diseases. Treatment has a much greater chance at being successful when diseases and sickness are diagnosed sooner rather than later. Great advancements have been made in health care technology to help ensure that patients are diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. Despite these advancements, mistakes can still be made by doctors that can delay life-saving treatment. When a failure to diagnose leads to injuries or death, legal action can be pursued.

Jury awards woman more than $3 million after failure to diagnose

When patients in Oregon go for a medical procedure, they place their trust and lives in the hands of doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make mistakes and betray the trust of patients. Timing is absolutely crucial when it comes to the successful treatment of patients. A failure to diagnose a disease can delay vital treatment and endanger the life of the patient. A woman in another state was recently awarded over $3 million from a lawsuit she filed after doctors allegedly delayed in diagnosing her with breast cancer.