Missed Diagnosis / Misdiagnosis Claims Archives - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Accidental Fentanyl Overdose Results In Another Wrongful Death

Luke Bell, the renowned country music maestro, died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. Nearly a month after he went missing, his cause of death was finally revealed. An autopsy report showed traces of a fentanyl patch in his system, confirming the reason. Bell was found unresponsive by a passerby in a parking lot in Tucson,…

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What is Virginia’s Statue of Limitations for Failure to Diagnose Cancer?

Early diagnosis in cancer is critical to minimize organ damage and save the patient’s life. Research has shown that timely detection of different types of cancers, including breast cancer, skin cancer, and testicular cancer substantially improved the survival rates. Nine out of 10 patients whose cancer diagnosis occurs at stage one survive for 10 years…

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Spine Injury Settlement May Lead to Systemic Health Care Improvements

One man’s $20 million medical malpractice settlement with a Washington State health system may yield systemwide improvements that save millions from misdiagnoses, mistreatments and doctors’ errors. As a Virginia personal injury lawyer who has helped many patients harmed by preventable mistakes, this news encourages me greatly because it represents a willingness by a major hospital…

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