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Failure to Diagnose Archives

The Different Kinds of Medical Malpractice and What they Mean

Going to the doctor can be an unpleasant experience. Between the stress, waiting to be seen and worrying about how much it will cost, the last thing you'd want is to worry about the quality of care you receive. Unfortunately, thousands of people experience unsatisfactory, or even sub-par care, from doctors resulting in medical malpractice suits.

Detecting congenital heart defects in children

Congenital heart defects are a common birth defect for babies born in Oregon and across the United States. Typically, severe defects are diagnosed during pregnancy or shortly after a baby is born. However, less severe defects may not be diagnosed until a child is older.

Possible breakthrough in diabetic kidney disease

Oregon residents who suffer from diabetes or are at risk of getting the disease may be interested to know about a study conducted on diabetic kidney disease. The results indicate that there are certain biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease that may be useful in creating early diagnostic tests and targeted treatments.

Study shows kidney damage often misdiagnosed

Acute kidney injury, or AKI, is commonly misdiagnosed in Oregon and nationwide, according to a new study. The results, which were published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in December, could change the way kidney function is assessed by doctors in certain situations.

What causes misdiagnosis?

Misdiagnosis is a leading cause of patient harm in Oregon and across the United States. According to health care advocates, one of the reasons it occurs so often is because patients, doctors and testing can all contribute to the problem.

Physician says many people misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia

When physicians tell patients in Oregon that fibromyalgia is the source of their pain, they might want to get a second opinion. In an interview published by the National Pain Report, a physician who has been caring for pain patients for two decades said that close to two-thirds of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia do not have the disease.

WHO stresses early cancer detection

Oregon patients who receive a late diagnosis of cancer may go through unnecessary suffering and many may have an untimely death. In a report released by the World Health Organization, experts are stating that certain actions must be taken to ensure that cancer is detected early.

Complications caused by foot and ankle misdiagnoses

Oregon patients who are recovering from foot or ankle injuries may be interested to learn that physicians are being advised to opt for additional imaging or second opinions when diagnosing common injuries to these areas. Research showed that when these common areas were misdiagnosed, patients were potentially at risk for poor outcomes that included disability or arthritis.


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