How Major Misdiagnosis Leads To Fatality?

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A correct and early diagnosis of a medical condition is vital for a person to have a successful outcome after medical treatment. A misdiagnosis can lead to a problem never being discovered or being discovered too late. At the Weitz Firm, the Philadelphia failure to diagnose attorney Eric H. Weitz will work to investigate your case to secure the compensation you deserve.

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How Major Misdiagnosis Leads To Fatality

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The CDC recently reported the death of an unnamed woman after she contracted rabies during an out-of-country visit. She was reportedly in India when she was bitten by a puppy on her right hand but opted to treat herself. After a few weeks of being home she began experiencing pain in her right arm and visited an urgent care center.

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They diagnosed her with carpal tunnel and gave her pain medication. Two days later she went to the hospital with trouble breathing anxiety difficulty swallowing and insomnia. This time she was diagnosed with having a panic attack and was given medication to treat it. She was discharged but returned the same evening. The next day she was put on a ventilator after doctors detected signs of a severe brain infection.

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At the Weitz Firm the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Eric H Weitz understands that there are times when a diagnosis will be missed but he cannot help but wonder if the doctors at the urgent clinic and then the first ER visit performed a full medical history complete with recent travel questions.

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The Facts Of Medical Mistakes We know that researchers at Johns Hopkins say that diagnostic errors cause the most severe patient harm. They have also told us that medical mistakes are the number three killer in the US causing more than 250000 annual deaths. We want to point out that there are no solid numbers for how many people are injured and survive medical mistakes but estimates put it near 2.5 to 5 million people.

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How Do These Diagnostic Mistakes Happen A correct and early diagnosis of a medical condition is vital for a person to have a successful outcome after medical treatment. A misdiagnosis can lead to a problem never being discovered or being discovered too late.

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What You Can Do We know just how harmful a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose can be. At the Weitz Firm the Philadelphia failure to diagnose attorney will work to investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: Coverage for medical expenses Punitive damages Pain and suffering damages Loss of income and benefits

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Contact The Weitz Firm LLC: Address: 1528 Walnut Street 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 Phone: 267-587-6240 Website: https://www.theweitzfirm.com/contact.shtml

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Thank You…