Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP
Call Us Today
Toll Free 866-965-2403

January 2020 Archives

Study links 3 medical conditions to 75% of harmful misdiagnoses

North Carolina patients rely on physicians to diagnosis their medical problems accurately, and diagnostic errors delay care and sometimes lead to serious medical harm. Researchers estimate that 40,000 to 80,000 people die in hospitals annually because medical professionals misdiagnose their problems. Researchers who analyzed over 11,000 medical malpractice claims determined that the bulk of cases that resulted in death or disability arose from the misdiagnosis of infections, cancer, or vascular events.

How informed consent works

Patients in North Carolina and throughout the country are supposed to receive enough information to make an informed decision about their care. This is referred to as informed consent, and all 50 states have laws that require that patients are able to make educated decisions about their treatment plans. A patient must be told about all of his or her treatment options and the potential risks they may come with.

Common women's medical condition often misdiagnosed

Women in North Carolina often report struggles receiving an accurate diagnosis for their medical problems, especially those dealing with gynecological health. Women may go to multiple doctors and report serious pain repeatedly before receiving a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis. Even as more attention has been drawn to some of these common women's health conditions, others have remained obscure despite affecting a large number of women. Adenomyosis, a common condition of the female reproductive system, is sometimes referred to as an endometriosis-like disorder of the muscles of the uterus.

Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP

Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP
232 Causeway Drive
Unit 1-A
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Toll Free: 866-965-2403
Fax: 910-679-4363
Map & Directions