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Failure to provide mentally ill patient hospital care

The mentally ill often do not get the care that they need, and the severity of their illness is often misdiagnosed. A 30-year old man from Ohio who had been hospitalized a number of times for schizophrenia nevertheless was able to get behind the wheel of a car 18 days after he had attempted suicide. The young man then slammed…

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Misdiagnosis of a pulmonary embolism results in death

A patient has arrived at the hospital with complaints of chest pains and shortness of breath. The doctor failed to diagnose his condition, suggested that the patient was suffering from a virus and instead of treating him told the patient he go home. No medication was prescribed and it appears the only treatment suggested was bed rest. The patient went…

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Failure to diagnose breast cancer

An Ohio woman noticed a large knot on her right breast and went to the hospital to get it checked out. The original diagnosis was fibrous cyst. Sometime later, the next diagnosis was an infection. Finally, after some delay, an ultrasound and mammogram diagnosed the problem as stage III breast cancer. This misdiagnosis and/or failure to diagnose did not cause…

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Failure to diagnose Ohio woman’s breast cancer nearly fatal

Even with the tremendous advances of medical technology in recent decades, health care professionals continue to misdiagnose patients. Sometimes, these mistakes may be understandable as the body is a complex instrument and symptoms may indicate any number of possible illnesses. Nevertheless, a failure to diagnose cancer is a profoundly serious mistake that may be indicative of negligence on the part…

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Failure to diagnose cancer led to daughter’s death

A woman who lost her daughter to breast cancer spoke out about her experience at a recent breast cancer awareness event in Ohio. Her experience serves as a tragic reminder that a failure to diagnose cancer by health care professionals does happen. She stressed the importance of getting a second opinion and a mammogram. The woman’s daughter discovered a lump…

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Woman dies after failed diagnosis of a heart attack

Medical misdiagnosis happens in Ohio as well as other places. Unfortunately, many of these mistakes can be fatal. One case in point occurred in West Virginia, and led to the victim’s family being awarded $4 million based on a physician’s failure to diagnosis the woman’s condition properly. The beginning of this story took place in 2009 when a woman was…

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