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In 1975 an Adelaide woman was diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis after complaining of back pain. In the late 1980's she became confined to a wheelchair. It wasn't until 1997 that an MRI confirmed a spinal cyst. The woman was awarded a $3.2m payout for the misdiagnosis.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Australian
About: Misdiagnosed spinal cyst leads to paraplegia
Date: 5 May 2004
Source: The Australian
Author: Lauren Ahwan
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