failure to diagnose

failure to diagnose

Malpractice adjective Referring to a scenario in which a treatable diagnosis was not diagnosed at all, precluding therapy or resulting in death
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A BOY of nine left brain damaged and permanently disabled after a failure to diagnose an infection when he was a baby has settled his High Court action for [euro]25million.
A complaint of delay or failure to diagnose accounted for 50 percent of the lawsuits, which were significantly more likely to be brought against an emergency physician who failed to diagnose a fracture.
A spokesman for the SPSO said: "There was an unreasonable failure to diagnose Mrs C with both appendicitis and sepsis and, therefore, upheld Mrs C's complaints.
(52) Although previous medical negligence actions sought recovery for disabling injuries that were inflicted by the doctors, the Iowa Courts have also allowed patients to sue for physician's negligent failure to diagnose health problems the physician did not cause similar to the Plowman's filing suit.
Although the prevalence of clinically diagnosed WD has traditionally been around 1 in 30,000, more recent genetic testing has shown that the actual prevalence may be closer to 1 in 7021.1 One of the causes of this discrepancy may be frequent failure to diagnose this disorder.
Quest and UCSF developed Clinical Pathway to combat primary care doctors' general failure to diagnose Alzheimer's Disease at an early stage.
In joining the firm, she will continue to represent clients who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of health care providers in cases involving birth injury, failure to diagnose, delay in diagnosis, medication and surgical errors among other tragic events.<br />Ward received her Juris Doctor from the University ofBaltimore School of Lawand her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from theUniversity of Baltimore.
The trial stemmed from comments made by Punk on a podcast hosted by Cabana, where he expressed frustrations with his direction with the company and also criticized WWE doctors for what he claimed was a failure to diagnose a staph infection.
Here at Jackson Lees we have represented a number of clients for the failure to diagnose and/or misdiagnosis of fractures.
Failure to diagnose the cancer before the stroke allowed the disease to progress beyond the point at which the patient's life could be saved.
Sophie Cartwright, counsel for the Willans family, said there was a failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism - a blocked blood vessel in the lungs - and DVT.
Diagnostic procedures can be physically harmful, leading to possible vaginal bleeding, pain, infection and failure to diagnose, as well as psychologically harmful, especially in the case of women receiving positive HPV results.

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