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

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim if I Was Misdiagnosed?

There are many different types of medical malpractice, but one of the most unsettling problems involves errors in diagnosis. A delay in a proper diagnosis means the medical condition has time to worsen or even become terminal. A misdiagnosis can also lead to a patient getting unnecessary medical treatments rather than the ones they need….

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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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