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Missed diagnosis: 37 days to find a coin stuck in toddler’s throat
 

Missed diagnosis: 37 days to find a coin stuck in toddler’s throat

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A mother discovered doctors had missed a penny lodged in her son’s throat for 37 days in California, despite multiple healthcare visits and is now claiming medical malpractice.
 
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23 Nov 2016 - General
 
Misdiagnosis is potentially harmful for the health status of the patient. Whether they are a newborn, toodler, or adult their is no exception when this kind of situation happen. And thinking that the age of the patient in the article is 8 mos. old. T...
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I do agree that if something were amiss, one should refer to the relevant specialist and not hang around it for too long. Nowadays, may general practitioners tend to hold on to their patients fearing of referring as it may cause them to lose the pati...
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It is again a worst case of medical malpractice where misdiagnosis leads to prolongation in the treatment of little kid and worsening of the condition. Such cases are very common everywhere and I have seen that few doctors especially child specialist...
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It is not uncommon to encounter pediatric cases of impacted foreign bodies. I really don’t understand how the system works in that hospital but usually in these situations we have to auscultate chest carefully and requesting x-ray imaging is a must. ...
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