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Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

A misdiagnosed heart attack can be a matter of life and death. And unfortunately, heart attacks are all too often misdiagnosed by medical professionals. If you believe your heart attack was misdiagnosed and you suffered injury as a result, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. If so, you want an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side. ...

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Can You Sue a Doctor for a Misdiagnosis?

In the United States, medical misdiagnoses are more common than you may think. One study shows that roughly 12 million people are misdiagnosed each year. Further, out of those 12 million people, 10-20% of them had serious medical conditions that were missed. These numbers are concerning, as a misdiagnosis can present a life-or-death situation.  If you believe your medical...

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How Do You Prove a Misdiagnosis?

We trust our doctors to provide us with proper and safe medical care. When they don’t, and you suffer injury as a result, you may have a legal claim against your doctor. These claims, which are generally established under a theory of negligence, can provide the injured with monetary damages to compensate them for the harm they have suffered. ...

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What to Do If a Surgeon Makes a Mistake During Surgery.

When you go into surgery, you trust your surgeons with your life. Unfortunately, not every surgery goes as it should. If your doctor made a mistake during surgery and you suffered an injury as a result, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. At Dempsey, Kingsland & Osteen, we understand the trauma of suffering a surgical error, and...

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How Informed Consent Works in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit | Kansas City

Medical procedures often involve some level of risk. Most people know and accept this risk when they seek out medical treatment. Regardless, all medical professionals have a duty to advise their patients of a procedure or treatment’s potential risks, including all the information a patient needs to make a thoughtful decision about their care. This informational process is called...

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How Can I Prove a Failure to Diagnose Medical Malpractice Case in Kansas City?

If your healthcare provider failed to properly diagnose you, it can be frustrating, painful, and/or lead to serious complications. The failure to properly diagnose a patient’s illness can potentially lead to exacerbated injuries or illnesses, result in potentially harmful and unnecessary medical treatment, and delayed medical treatment. We realize how difficult this can be for you and your family....

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Statute Of Limitations | Missouri Medical Malpractice

A statute of limitations is a law that establishes a specific time period during which a person must file a lawsuit after suffering injury or harm. In other words, it’s a deadline. If you miss the deadline, you may be barred from filing a lawsuit. The length of time a statute of limitations law allows for the filing of...

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What is the #1 Cause of Serious Medical Errors?

Misdiagnosis is a leading cause of serious medical errors, according to several studies. Patients who are misdiagnosed often have to undergo additional testing and treatment, which can be costly and dangerous. In some cases, misdiagnosis can even lead to death. Misdiagnosis is a Common Medical Error Leading to Serious Injuries There are several reasons why misdiagnosis is so common....

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How Does Misdiagnosis Occur?

Misdiagnosis is a serious problem that can have devastating consequences for patients. A misdiagnosis can occur when a doctor fails to accurately diagnose a patient’s illness or injury. This can lead to serious health complications and even death in some cases. In this blog post, we will discuss the ways in which a misdiagnosis can occur and the potential...

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3 Ailments Often Missed By Doctors

It’s no secret that doctors are human and, as such, they can make mistakes. One of the most serious mistakes a doctor can make is failing to properly diagnose a patient. This may lead to the patient not getting the treatment they need and could even cause them harm. In this blog post, we will discuss three conditions that...

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