Misdiagnosis

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You may be able to sue if your doctor got your illness or condition wrong. This is known as “misdiagnosis” and is a form of negligence known as medical malpractice. Doctors in New York and throughout the country have a duty to follow the standard of care when treating patients….

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When you visit a doctor, you expect them to use their knowledge and expertise to determine the correct diagnosis and offer you appropriate treatment. You place your trust in medical professionals during some of the most difficult and vulnerable moments of your life. However, far too many doctors disregard this…

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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to perform their duty, due to an unreasonable level of negligence. This negligence ultimately causes the patient serious harm, which the medical provider could have prevented through appropriate care. If you or a loved one suffered from medical malpractice,…

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Compartment syndrome is a dangerous condition that occurs when swelling in one limb – or compartment – of the body cannot be alleviated naturally. In most instances of swelling, the body is able to reabsorb the fluid, or the fluid can pass into another part of the body before swelling…

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Compartment Syndrome, a dangerous condition that occurs when swelling in an extremity or compartment of the body cannot alleviate due to the fascia of the body holding fluids in one area, is mostly associated with trauma. Whether caused by fire, blunt force injury, or car accident, most doctors are familiar…

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Compartment Syndrome occurs when swelling in one “compartment” of the body, be it an arm or a leg or even the torso, is unable to be alleviated because the fluid cannot dissipate into other parts of the body due to the fascia. The fascia is the tissue, made largely of…

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CT Scans are among the most important diagnostic tools available to physicians. Though differential diagnosis based on symptomology is successful in many cases, oftentimes the same set of symptoms can indicate a variety of potential causes. When this occurs, imaging scans are often the only way to determine the disease,…

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Most Americans have health insurance, but even those who do are often forced to pay large amounts out of pocket for copays any time they see a doctor. Because of this, it is common for people to delay a physician’s visit until symptoms are unmanageable. The internet serves to exacerbate…

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Placental abruption poses a significant risk to the health of both mother and unborn child. This dangerous condition occurs when the placenta separates from the uterine lining. The placenta is responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen from the mother to the fetus, and placental detachment interferes with the vital role…

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Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone, frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus but also associated with other bacteria. Osteomyelitis can occur in any individual, but is most commonly associated with patients who have undergone certain treatments or suffered certain diseases. Osteomyelitis is more common after a joint replacement or after…

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