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Failure to report lab results frequent source of Indiana medical malpractice

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.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers see many cases involving misdiagnosed abdominal pain

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.

Differential diagnosis and Indiana medical malpractice

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.

Indiana medical malpractice and delayed diagnosis of breast cancer: Sooner is better

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.