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Surgeon sued for misdiagnosis

A surgeon, known for his high rate of lawsuits and who has subsequently been withdrawn from the medical roll has settled out of court with a patient who underwent a back operation while his left arm was in a cast. The patient claimed that the surgeon had been negligent in misdiagnosing a condition that was causing him pain in his neck and neurological signs in his lower limbs and left side which were progressing. He consequently suffered ongoing pain after the surgeon fused his lumbar vertebrae, a procedure that the patient deemed unnecessary, but the surgeon encouraged after viewing an MRI back scan.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Star

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About: Surgeon sued for misdiagnosis

Date: 7 September 2005

Source: The Star

Author: Siyabonga Mkhwanazi

URL: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20050907071426650C472074

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Surgery
  • Surgery and malpractice
  • Surgery and medical error
  • Surgery and lawsuit
  • Surgery and litigation
  • Surgery and negligence
  • Surgery and pain
  • Surgery and back pain
  • Surgery and neck pain
  • Surgery and orthopedics
  • Surgery and orthopedic surgeon
  • Surgery and neurological symptoms
  • Surgery and neurological signs
  • Surgery and crushed vertebrae
  • Surgery and back operation
  • Surgery and lumbar vertebra
  • Surgery and cervical vertebra
  • Surgery and vertebral fusion
  • Surgery and fusion of vertebra
  • Surgery and MRI scan
  • Surgery and ongoing pain
  • Surgery and continual pain
  • Misdiagnosis (type of Medical misadventure)
  • Misdiagnosis and crushed vertebrae
  • Misdiagnosis and back pain
  • Misdiagnosis and neck pain
  • Misdiagnosis and neurological symptoms
  • Misdiagnosis and neurological signs
  • Misdiagnosis and pain
  • Misdiagnosis and back operation
  • Misdiagnosis and back surgery
  • Misdiagnosis and litigation
  • Misdiagnosis and lawsuit
  • Misdiagnosis and negligence
  • Misdiagnosis and medical error
  • Misdiagnosis and malpractice
  • Misdiagnosis and ongoing pain
  • Misdiagnosis and continual pain
  • Medical malpractice
  • Medical malpractice and medical error
  • Medical malpractice and lawsuit
  • Medical malpractice and litigation
  • Medical malpractice and orthopedic surgeon
  • Medical malpractice and orthopedics
  • Medical malpractice and back pain
  • Medical malpractice and back surgery
  • Medical malpractice and back operation
  • Medical malpractice and pain
  • Medical malpractice and neck pain
  • Medical malpractice and ongoing pain
  • Medical malpractice and negligence
  • Medical malpractice and continuing pain
  • Medical malpractice and MRI back scan
  • Medical error
  • Medical error and back pain
  • Medical error and neck pain
  • Medical error and pain
  • Medical error and arm pain
  • Medical error and MRI back scan
  • Medical error and orthopedic surgeon
  • Medical error and back surgery
  • Medical error and back operation
  • Medical error and orthopedics

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