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What Happens if There is a Delay in Diagnosis?

Attorney Kathy McArthur worked on a case involving a man who initially went to the doctor to find out about blood in his urine. He had bladder cancer at the time but wasn’t diagnosed until a year later. The delay in diagnosis resulted in the patient keeping his bladder a year longer than if he had been diagnosed at the initial visit. Find out why in cases like these the client may still want to file a malpractice case, if not just to prevent others from going through something similar than their own. Video Transcription: We did have a case one time that was about bladder cancer, where a man had had blood in his urine. He’d had blood in his urine for months, the doctor just said you’ve just got a urinary tract infection, he never did what needed to be done to diagnose the fact that he had…
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The McArthur Law Firm Secured $1.6 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

The McArthur Law Firm is celebrating a huge victory on behalf of our plaintiff after six years of fighting. Attorneys Tracey Dellacona, Jessica Edmunds and Kathy McArthur tried this case, which involved medical malpractice. Our client was a 44-year-old African American male diabetic. In May 2011, he suffered a severe hypoglycemic event. His blood sugar dropped to 19. He was rushed to the ER, where a PA measured his blood sugar readings at 62, 66, 64 and 67. He was treated with an IV of dextrose-infused fluid which lead to a blood sugar reading of 438. Without retesting the 438 reading, taking any more bedside readings or any further treatment, he was discharged. A normal blood sugar reading is between 70-110. As such, at no point during our client’s hospitalization did he have a normal reading. Three hours after returning home, he was found unresponsive with no pulse or breathing….
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McArthur Law Firm Secures $3.1 Million Verdict for Delayed Spine Diagnosis

Our law firm recently represented a woman who claimed that an emergency room doctor’s failure to provide prompt treatment for nerve damage caused by a ruptured disk left her permanently incontinent and unable to work. The client, Nicole Hill, is largely confined to a wheelchair and must wear a catheter. Hill was a 33-year-old certified nursing assistant in 2011, when she went to the emergency room at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robbins, complaining about pain in her back, hip and leg. The visit became a two-week ordeal involving four emergency room visits. She was diagnosed with exacerbation of sciatica and the doctors told her to have an MRI done, but she could not, as she was uninsured. She returned to the hospital not long after to complain of more pain, desensitization and incontinence. She was diagnosed with cauda equida syndrome, which is a compression of a nerve at the…
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