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Wife loses litigation cases over husbands delayed diagnosis

A man suffering from achalasia had a pneumatic balloon dilation performed. The man then suffered extreme pain and a fever. Doctors treated him for suspected pneumonia and a CT scan was ordered to rule out esophageal perforation. The CT scan showed an esophageal perforation and the man then underwent surgery twice followed by 6 weeks in hospital and a month in rehabilitation. His wife sued on the grounds that the esophageal perforation should have been diagnosed earlier thus reducing his hospital stay. She settled with the hospital for an undisclosed amount but failed in her malpractice case against the doctors.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Virginia Medical Law Report

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About: Wife loses litigation cases over husbands delayed diagnosis

Date: September 2004

Source: Virginia Medical Law Report

URL: http://www.vamedicallaw.com/archives/pdf/mlrva/mlrva200409.pdf

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