The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. frequently handle cases arising from a failure to report abnormal laboratory results. Breakdowns in communications between the lab, the treating physician and the patient lead to untreated conditions and, ultimately, serious injury.
The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley& Pennington, P.C., frequently handle cases involving the misdiagnosis of patients with abdominal pain. Abdominal pain can be caused by a myraid of conditions; some relatively benign, others life-threatening. When doctors or other health care providers fail to take adequate steps to ascertain the cause of a patient's abdominal pain, the results can be tragic.
The Indiana medical malpractice attorneys at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. recently received a $2.5 million verdict in a trial in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The concept of differential diagnosis is often at the heart of Indiana medical malpractice trials. A differential diagnosis is the process used by doctors to determine the cause of a patient's symptoms. The doctor creates a list of the conditions that could be causing the patient's problems, and then pares down the list through a process of elimination until a diagnosis is determined.
The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. remind everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in every 8 women will have invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. The cause of breast cancer is not fully understood. A number of risk factors are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer including female gender, increasing age, genetic changes (BRCA1 and BRCA2), and personal or family history of breast cancer. Hormone therapy, diet and lifestyle choices may also have some association with increasing the risk for breast cancer.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are the result of doctors failing to promptly diagnose and treat patients experiencing a heart attack.
Indiana doctors' errors in the diagnosis of appendicitis can lead to severe injury or death. Appendicitis is themost common cause of emergency surgery for children. Unfortunately, appendicitis is also one of the conditions in children most commonly misdiagnosed by doctors.