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The Medical Defence Union points out that financial settlements were made in three cases where patients sustained long term health problems after doctors failed to diagnose the rare disease – cauda equine syndrome. There was a further 95 such cases of misdiagnosis, 65% of which were headed for negligence claims.
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About: Rare condition puts doctors at risk of malpractice
Date: 7 August 2004
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