Category Archives: Failure to Diagnose
National Stroke Awareness Month: A Closer Look At Causes And Symptoms
May 2021 is National Stroke Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to learn about the risk factors for stroke, and how you can take steps to reduce your chances of suffering a potentially fatal event. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 795,000 people experience a stroke every year nationwide,… Read More »
Should I Worry About Stroke When Undergoing Chiropractic Care?
The focus of chiropractic care is using spinal manipulation and other alternative therapies to bring the human body into alignment and enhance its ability to heal itself. While the cracking sounds can make some people uncomfortable, many Floridians rely on chiropractors for regular adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. However,… Read More »
Why is it so Hard to Prove Stroke Malpractice in Florida?
There are many legal bases for a medical malpractice lawsuit, but these matters are rarely as clear-cut as a sponge or other item being left inside the patient after surgery. One of the most complicated types of cases in Florida is stroke malpractice, which may involve an error in treatment or misdiagnosis. In studying… Read More »
Delayed Diagnosis of Strokes
Strokes are very common for people over the age of 60, though younger people have them as well. Often, they can be treated with blood thinning medication, called PTA. But it is critical to get the treatment as quickly as possible. Also, it is important to try to get to a stroke center. Regardless,… Read More »
Two Common Medical Malpractice Claims from Stroke-Related Errors
Recent advancements in technology and research have made it possible to quickly pinpoint and treat stroke, leading to improved patient outcomes as compared to just a few years ago. However, despite access to equipment, solutions, and information, Florida health care providers may still make mistakes at key points along the stroke timeline. According to… Read More »
Recovering for Emotional Distress After a Cancer Misdiagnosis
There’s a wide range of monetary damages you can recover as the victim of a medical misdiagnosis, particularly when the situation involves a failure to diagnose cancer. You could sustain significant bodily harm from delays in detecting it, since your treatment options are more invasive and limited the later it’s caught. Plus, your medical… Read More »
Telemedicine and Errors in Diagnosing Stroke in Florida
A quick diagnosis and prompt treatment are absolutely critical to ensuring the best outcome for a patient suffering from stroke. Every second counts, especially for acute ischemic stroke (AIS), where there’s a very short time window to employ thrombolysis with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA). The problem is that there may be logistical… Read More »
How Florida’s Statute of Limitations Applies to Cancer Misdiagnosis
While your focus is usually on treatment and recovery from a situation involving the failure to diagnose cancer, there’s a very important concept that you should note about your rights. The Florida statute of limitations affects a medical malpractice claim in a very profound way, restricting the amount of time you have to file… Read More »
What are My Rights if I’ve Been Falsely Diagnosed with Cancer?
When you think about cancer misdiagnosis, you’re probably assuming an error in detecting the disease or a delay in identifying it. These scenarios are devastating for patients who realize they’ve lost precious treatment time that they can’t get back. Still, there’s another form of mistake that’s equally troubling and can be just as horrific… Read More »
Reasons Florida Doctors & Hospitals Misdiagnose Stroke
The definition of stroke is the death of brain cells due to oxygen deprivation, such as what might occur because of an arterial rupture, blockage, or other issue that prevents blood flow to the brain. When an individual suffers a stroke, the timing of diagnosis is critical. According to the National Institute of Health,… Read More »