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June 2017 Archives

Jury awards $29 million to victim of delayed diagnosis

North Carolina patients who have struggled to get medical professionals to heed their complaints could find the experience of one family disturbingly familiar. A woman experiencing severe fatigue, fainting and shaking had her symptoms dismissed as anxiety and depression by a physician. Although the woman's mother asked for neurological testing, the physician refused for five months until the woman's symptoms worsened significantly. She was ultimately diagnosed with Wilson's Disease that could have been treated in the early stage, but she is now left unable to walk and taking nutrition through a feeding tube for the rest of her life.

Misdiagnosis of Lyme disease can lead to complications

North Carolina patients who have been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease may be interested to learn that, according to a report, an increasing number of patients who exhibit ambiguous symptoms are being misdiagnosed. In some cases, patients are being diagnosed with Lyme disease even though there is no evidence that they had been infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria.

Some diabetes drugs may come with added risk

>Some North Carolina diabetes patients could be at increased risk for a life-threatening complication called ketoacidosis if they take certain drugs to treate their disease. A study is warning that prescription medications like Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, Jardiance or Glyxambi could increase the risk.

Causes and symptoms of a collapsed lung

North Carolina residents can suffer a collapsed lung if they experience trauma in the chest area or from certain lung diseases and disorders. Because a collapsed lung can result in complications, it is important for a person who suffers from this type of injury to seek immediate medical attention.

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