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New Jersey patient deaths could result from failure to diagnose

Needing medical treatment can sometimes hit people suddenly. In such cases, New Jersey residents may find themselves quickly undergoing examinations to potentially determine what may be causing them to suffer negative symptoms. Unfortunately, not all diagnoses are correct, and the failure to diagnose the correct problem could result in additional negative outcomes, including patient death.

It was recently reported that a woman in another state is currently pursuing legal action after her husband's death occurred under such circumstances. Apparently, the woman and her husband had taken a vacation when the man fell ill. The couple went to an urgent care facility for an initial exam and then went to an emergency room later that day. The physician at the emergency room diagnosed the man with Lyme disease.

The doctor deemed it reasonable for the man to leave the hospital that same day, but the following day, the man once again suffered negative health issues. After visiting another hospital, it was determined that the man had developed sepsis, and he later died due to organ failure associated with the untreated infection. The woman believes that the doctor at the first emergency room should have recognized the signs of such an infection and properly treated her husband.

When a loved one dies due to a doctor's failure to diagnose an illness, the surviving family may understandably feel dismayed by the situation. If they believe it could warrant their situations, New Jersey residents facing such circumstances may wish to look into filing legal claims of their own. Speaking with medical malpractice attorneys could help interested parties gain reliable information on their options.

Source:, "Suit claims husband's death the result of blood infection misdiagnosed as Lyme", Bea Lewis, July 27, 2017

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