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Posts tagged "Failure to diagnose"

Upgraded brain scans could improve brain injury diagnoses

Head injuries have been front and center in the collective American mindset for several years now, with media accounts of traumatic brain injury -- including, centrally, concussions --- regularly featuring in stories concerning head trauma suffered by people engaged in widely varying activities.

Doctors' failure to diagnose breast cancer may cost woman's life

When you go to a doctor about a medical concern, you expect to be told the truth, not given a comforting half-truth. In the case of a woman now facing the probability of premature death, however, that was apparently the mistake by her radiologist and gynecologist.

Johns Hopkins study: diagnostic error frequent, deadly

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was established in 1986 to serve as a repository for information relating to medical malpractice payments. The goal was and continues to be to identify the types and magnitude of medical error and enhance patient safety.

Hospital disclosures highlight electronic records' growing pains

The push across the medical industry in recent years that has focused upon supplanting paper records with electronic health records (EHRs), with New Jersey providers being no exception, has often been touted as revolutionary.

Male breast cancer: often, a failure in timely diagnosing

Close to a quarter of a million cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in women in the United States each year. For men, breast cancer is much more of an anomaly, being diagnosed at a rate that amounts to less than one percent of the rate seen in women. In fact, the American Cancer Society says that only about 2,240 breast cancer cases are diagnosed in males in a typical year.

Researchers: Communication problems leading cause of misdiagnosis

Millions of people across the country routinely say that they do not like going to a clinic to see a doctor. The reasons for that certainly vary, but a number of studies and accounts readily reveal that many persons receiving out-patient care find the clinical experience to be somewhat rushed and frenetic, as well as incomplete.

Cancer misdiagnosis study: perceptions, challenges, solutions

The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHH) is a long-tenured organization that advocates health care reform through its association with scores of medical, business and consumer groups. Its President and CEO, John Rother, recently issued this blunt and telling statement about a glaring problem in the medical industry: "Nearly seven hundred billion dollars are wasted in the U.S. medical system each year," Rother said, "much of which is tied to misdiagnosis or people getting the wrong treatment."

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.