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June 2017

Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

By David Kulwicki|2020-02-14T18:31:16+00:00June 30th, 2017|Misdiagnosis|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Cleveland OH Misdiagnosis is a common type of medical malpractice, but not all misdiagnoses are the result of negligence.  To constitute malpractice, the misdiagnosis must result from underassessment, under-testing or misinterpretation of test results that falls below acceptable standards of medical care.  I was thinking about misdiagnosis cases as I read [...]

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Wrong Dose of Anticoagulation and Stroke

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:10+00:00June 27th, 2017|Stroke|

Improper dosing of anticoagulation can result in stroke, pulmonary embolism, bleeding, or death. Despite the great risk, a recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows that underdosing and overdosing of newer blood thinner medications is rampant. The study focused on the use of novel direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), such [...]

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March 2017

Failure to Prevent Stroke in A Fib Patients

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:10+00:00March 29th, 2017|Stroke|

I have previously written about misdiagnosis of stroke on this blog.  When stroke is not timely diagnosed, the patient misses out on time-sensitive treatments that can preserve brain tissue, such as tPA (a “clot buster” medication) or thromboembolectomy (where a blood clot is removed through a surgical procedure).  However, in many circumstances, blood clots that [...]

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May 2016

  • Stroke in Young Adults