Category: Medical Malpractice

What Is An APGAR Score, And What Does It Mean?

Right after a baby is born, the doctors perform an assessment to determine the infant’s APGAR score. This score helps doctors to assess the conditions of babies and identify any potential problems. If you learn that your baby received a low score, you might not understand what it means. Here is some information about APGAR […]

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What Types Of Cancer Are Most Commonly Misdiagnosed?

Cancer is a serious disease that kills many people each year. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to accurately diagnose cancer in its early stages, allowing cancer to spread. This can cause the patient’s chances of survival to greatly diminish and result in serious harm. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more […]

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What Is Cancer Misdiagnosis?

People with serious medical conditions can suffer worsening symptoms and a poorer prognosis when doctors fail to properly diagnose them or wrongly diagnose them with a different health issue. In the case of cancer, diagnostic failures are especially dangerous. Many types of cancer are treatable when they are diagnosed in earlier phases, but if the […]

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Can Lung Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

Can Lung Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

Learning that you have lung cancer can be overwhelming. Lung cancer is unfortunately prevalent. An estimated 236,000 Americans are diagnosed with this disease every year. While most people associate lung cancer with smoking, 12% of new cases are diagnosed among people who have never smoked, and 65% of new lung cancer diagnoses are among former […]

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