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June 2017

Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

By |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 |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 |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

Misdiagnosis of Stroke in Younger Adults

By |2019-04-24T18:00:09+00:00May 16th, 2016|Misdiagnosis, Stroke|

Misdiagnosis of stroke in younger adults is likely to be a growing problem as the rate of ischemic stroke in this population continues to increase.  A study published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that, while overall stroke rates have declined, strokes among individuals aged 25-44 increased by 44% during [...]

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March 2016

Misdiagnosis of Mesenteric Ischemia

By |2019-03-18T22:01:48+00:00March 17th, 2016|Misdiagnosis|

Misdiagnosis of mesenteric ischemia typically has catastrophic implications for the patient. Time is of the essence with this condition; delayed diagnosis can mean death or serious damage to vital organs. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a review this month detailing the causes, symptoms and treatment for this condition which accounts for as [...]

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