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Wife alleges misdiagnosed cancer led to husband's death

For Texans and people across the nation, being subjected to misdiagnosed cancer can lead to disaster. This is particularly egregious if it is a military veteran who is victimized by a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose and it leads to delayed treatment and even death. Those who are affected by this type of mistake and became sicker and families who lost a loved one need to be fully aware of their rights to a full investigation and to seek compensation for what occurred.

Primary doctor misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose is a concern

A patient goes to a doctor with the expectation that they will come to an accurate diagnosis and formulate an effective plan of treatment. However, for Texans and people across the U.S., the reality is not that simple. There are times when the failure to diagnose can lead to delayed treatment, the spread of disease, a condition growing worse and even escalating to the point where the patient dies. Research into the frequency with which people are misdiagnosed is troublesome, particularly at a time when diagnostic techniques should be getting better with new innovations.

Patients should be aware of the prevalence of wrong diagnosis

Visiting a medical professional and being misdiagnosed is a dangerous issue that is far too common. Texans and people across the U.S. might be vaguely aware of how frequently a failure to diagnose or other medical mistakes occur. However, they need to understand the danger of delayed treatment resulting in spread of disease and worsened condition. These errors can cause long-term damage and even death. With medical errors being the third most common reason for death, it is imperative to be cognizant of the possibility and take steps to prevent them.

Am I at risk for Wernicke's encephalopathy?

Wernicke's encephalopathy is a long and complicated name for a brain disorder caused by something as simple as a vitamin deficiency. However, while the cause may be simple, the effects are anything but. The scariest part is that if a doctor does not diagnose and treat the condition early enough, some of the devastating symptoms may be permanent or even fatal.

Study shows doctor errors found by families might not be recorded

Texans who seek treatment for themselves or a loved one at a medical facility will be under the impression that they are getting the best care possible and mistakes will not be made. If they are, they will be recorded and rectified. Since a negligent physician can commit a failure to diagnose and this can lead to delayed treatment, it is exceedingly dangerous for those who are subjected to these mistakes. A recent study has shown that when medical mistakes are made and there are negative reactions to treatment in children, they are frequently omitted from the hospital records. This is important to remember if the condition worsens and it is necessary to pursue a legal filing.

Actor's death highlights dangers of undiagnosed conditions

Even if they didn't know his name, many American movie lovers were familiar with the face of actor Bill Paxton. Known for appearing in such blockbusters as "Titanic," "Twister" and "Aliens," Paxton did not always have the lead role, but often left a lasting impression. The recent news of his death came as a shock.

When can you hold a doctor responsible for a missed diagnosis?

We expect nothing but the highest level of professionalism and expertise when we walk into a doctor's office or hospital. And while a vast majority of times we are properly diagnosed and our problems are addressed and we heal, there are times when a doctor or medical facility may fail their patient.

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