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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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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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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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Mal-positioning of Umbilical Catheter Causes Catastrophic Injuries – Confidential Settlement

We represented the parents of a newborn who sustained serious injuries as the result of  the improper positioning of a venous catheter (UVC) into the heart chamber (right atrium) of a hospitalized, preterm infant. The malpositioning of this UVC resulted in the device eroding through the heart wall. Because the UVC was being used to infuse total parenteral nutrition...

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Client Sustains Multiple Complications from Gall Bladder Surgery – $850,000.00

The client, a retired but active male, underwent a laparoscopic gallbladder removal. During this surgical procedure, the defendant general surgeon inadvertently perforated the client’s bowel, and the perforation went undetected. During the twelve-hour period that followed surgery, the client went into a precipitous decline. The client experienced a distended abdomen, worrisome fever and abnormally high respiration and heart rates....

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Colonoscopy Fails to Detect Malignant Tumor – Confidential Settlement

Our client, a 39 year old male, experienced a sudden onset of rectal bleeding and was hospitalized for evaluation of his colon. A gastroenterologist performed a colonoscopy and an EGD (upper G I study) and diagnosed plaintiff with diverticulosis ( a benign pouching condition) in the lower portion of the colon. The gastroenterologist gave the client dietary instructions to...

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Failure to Diagnose Arterial Line Complication – $800,000 Settlement

This case involved over 30,000 pages of medical records and complex issues of medicine pertaining to the monitoring of arterial lines. It was settled largely because of the outstanding quality of the PowerPoint presentation and demand letter prepared by our staff paralegal, Kerry Hopkins. In select cases in which we feel confident that the defendants cannot present a viable...

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Take This to Heart: Study Questions Routine Coronary Screenings

One of the things that likely strikes many visitors to hospitals and medical clinics as being predominantly impressive is the high-tech capability that fairly exudes in such specialized environments. Put another way: Most lay persons might not know exactly what that machine is that was just rolled into a room, but they can immediately see that it is the...

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Health Reform Group Takes Aim at Preventable Medical Mistakes

A widely quoted and oft-cited medical report from 1999 estimating that close to 100,000 patients in hospitals across the country were dying each year from preventable medical mistakes was flatly eye-opening to the public. It was also likely erroneous, being refuted by various later studies, including a recent finding that well more than 400,000 people might be prematurely dying...

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Topic Focus: Incidental Findings and the Need to Track Them

It’s fortunate when an imaging scan picks up an adverse condition that was not on the radar of any health care professional. And once discovered, it’s obviously important to follow through on that so-called “incidental finding.” Incidental findings, notes a media article on that topic, “are abnormalities discovered unintentionally and not related to the medical condition that prompted the...

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