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Man dies of cancer after misdiagnosis and delayed treatment

When a person in Boston is exhibiting symptoms and having health problems, it can be a scary experience. Going to the doctor and seeking a diagnosis and treatment is usually meant to assuage fears and prevent problems from growing worse. However, there are times when a missed diagnosis occurs and delayed treatment costs the patient valuable time. That time can be spent preventing the spread of disease. Failure to diagnose cancer can cost a person his or her life.

Teen suffers traumatic brain injury after hit-and-run crash

When there is an accident in Boston and a person suffers from a traumatic brain injury, there are many potential problems that can arise in its aftermath. Because the brain is so complicated and the symptoms of a head injury can take time to show themselves, people might not even realize the link between an accident and their injury. When any kind of potential personal injury case occurs, it's important that the victim is aware of how their lives can be affected from the start and reacts accordingly.

Negligent operating room staff blamed for man's leg amputation

When a person goes for a surgical procedure in Boston, an immense amount of trust is placed in the hands of the doctor. Even though any kind of surgery can be considered dangerous, one of the last things expected is for a surgeon mistake to lead to worse problems than before. People can find themselves in a worsened condition because of negligent operating room staff. Surgical errors can cause long-term damage to the patient or even result in death.

Failure to diagnose aneurysm nearly costs child her life

In Boston, when a person goes to the doctor with a problem or takes a child for assistance with an illness, it is expected that there will be a proper diagnosis of the issue. Delayed treatment and a failure to diagnose can lead to worsened condition. In some instances, this can be debilitating or fatal. While clearly unintentional, misdiagnosis is one of the worst kinds of betrayal a medical professional can commit on a patient. If there is a fatality or near fatality because of it, the family will want answers as to why it happened.

Girl, 14, suffers head injury is auto crash

Any kind of accident in Boston that involves a head injury can be dangerous. These happen frequently in motor vehicle crashes. Often, people who suffer injury in an accident don't even realize they have brain trauma until well after the accident has occurred. It's important that people are aware of the symptoms of brain trauma so they know to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Hospital makes dosage mistake on child with epilepsy

For people in Boston, having to be admitted to the hospital or requiring treatment from a physician can be a nerve-wracking experience. What can make the situation worse, however, is when there is a prescription medication error or an anesthesia error. The ramifications can range from the problem not being fixed, the illness becoming worse, or even death. Patients trust medical professionals not to give the wrong drug or make a dosage mistake, but it happens quite frequently with dangerous results.

Man suffers head injury when tire crashes through windshield

An accident can happen at any time in Boston and leave people with a severe injury that alters their life and the life of their loved ones completely. If it is a head injury, the dangers are much worse than if it was a simple broken bone. Any kind of injury can be hard to deal with, but if it is due to the carelessness of another, then it is made exponentially worse because it could have been avoided.

Prescription medication errors at military pharmacy investigated

One of the last things a person in Boston who is being treated for a medical condition or is simply going to pick up their medication expects to happen is to be given the wrong drug. However, it does happen quite frequently. Whether it's an anesthesia error, a negligent pharmacist or medical errors, the aftereffects of such a mistake could range from serious injury to death.

Cases of stillbirth and a mother's death spark hospital changes

One of the most exciting times in the lives of Boston couples is when they're about to welcome a newborn into their home. This is why when there is a problem with the delivery process and a child suffers a birth injury, it can be one of the worst moments of their lives. The pain from this type of occurrence is incalculable. If it was preventable or happened due to a negligent doctor or medical staff, that exacerbates the suffering.