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  • Connecticut men should know that both women and men have the same risk factors, which include genetic abnormalities and age, that are associated with breast cancer. Men who are between the ages of 60 to 70 are most affected by...

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Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Oral cancer can form in different parts of the mouth. Tongue cancer is considered oral cancer when it forms on the front two-thirds of the tongue. When tongue cancer forms in the back one-third of the tongue, it is considered...

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  • Patient handoffs are frequent occurrences in hospitals in Connecticut and the rest of the nation. They are also occurrences during which medical errors can occur. However, having a standard process that places a focus on effective communication during the handoffs...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • It is surprisingly easy for pharmacy mistakes to take place, but it is also easy to prevent these errors. Connecticut residents might like to know about why these errors occur and how they can be prevented.Common pharmacy errors sometimes occur...

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  • Connecticut patients who are HIV-positive may be interested to learn about a New Jersey case that involved a physician who disclosed a patient's HIV status to a third party without the patient's consent. The patient claimed that the physician's disclosure...

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  • While cancerous bone tumors of the feet are rare, it is important for them to be correctly diagnosed and treated quickly as these types of cancer are very aggressive. When a cancerous bone tumor is initially misdiagnosed, it may result...

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  • Many Connecticut patients are aware that medical errors can result in serious complications. Some may even be aware that almost all patients will experience at least one diagnostic error during their lives. While the numbers are already high, female patients...

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  • Connecticut residents might like to know about the changes taking place in several states concerning medical malpractice laws. While only a few states like Washington, Florida and Illinois have decided against caps on noneconomic medical malpractice damages, other states could...

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  • Connecticut residents may be concerned to learn that squamous cell carcinoma is becoming more common in younger people. While this type of skin cancer most frequently affects people over 50, doctors are seeing more and more people in their 20s...

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  • Obesity is a major health problem in the United States. But doctors who give their obese patients nasty “tough love” lectures about losing weight may be doing more harm than good, a new report from Connecticut College suggests. If you...

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  • For Connecticut patients afflicted by a urea cycle disorder, vigilant monitoring of dietary protein is necessary to avoid a dangerous build up of ammonia in the bloodstream. Ideally, a team of medical specialists will support the patient in efforts to...

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  • Some Connecticut patients may have been prescribed drugs at some time that were available in doses that differed by a factor of 10. The problem with these kinds of dosages is that it can be easy to make errors. For...

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  • Each year, many Connecticut patients suffer from medical mistakes. Medical errors are prevalent in hospitals and doctors' offices across the U.S. and lead to many deaths. A study has revealed that the problem is even more pervasive than was previously...

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  • Connecticut men who have been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer may be interested to learn that a long-term study concluded that prostate cancer surgery does not offer any significant benefits for those who have localized tumors. In fact, those who...

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  • Americans call poison control services once every 21 seconds because of medication errors. That was one of the findings of a study conducted by two groups at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. Researchers looked at calls related to medication errors,...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Connecticut women who have a family history of ovarian cancer may be concerned that they are likely to get it as well, but heredity is only a factor in 10 percent of cases. There are a number of other...

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  • Connecticut patients potentially dealing with a misdiagnosis may be interested to learn that a clinic was ordered to pay about $29 million in compensation after specialists were unable to diagnose a patient's condition. The jury determined that the woman's condition,...

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  • It is important for Connecticut health care professionals to be sure that they are treating the correct patient. Problems with patient care such as surgical errors and misdiagnosis can occur if hospital workers do not verify that they have the...

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  • Hospitals in Connecticut and around the country are concerned after a report has shown Legionnaires' disease present in the water supplies of a number of healthcare facilities. The disease is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. It is...

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  • For Connecticut families who cannot provide the care their elderly loved ones need, putting them in a nursing home may be one of the few options available. Although nursing home facilities are supposed to be able to provide proper medical...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes kill more than 130,000 people a year in Connecticut and the rest of nation. This figure equates to 1 out of every 20 deaths in the U.S....

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Connecticut patients may already know that medical errors are one of the top three causes of death in the United States. However, artificial intelligence, which is being relied on more frequently in medical practices, can reduce the number of medical...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • The health care industry has become a complicated network of doctors and specialists. Patients are often required to visit first with their primary doctor and then one or more specialists in order to get a clear diagnosis. This can become...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • According to a recent study, patients with multiple sclerosis in Connecticut and the rest of nation have to deal with improper diagnoses as well as ineffective treatments. The nationwide survey, which involved over 5,300 patients and was conducted from Jan....

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Connecticut residents who have been victims of medical malpractice at a facility run by the federal government can file a lawsuit because medical malpractice lawsuits are an exception to the prohibition against suing the government. Such lawsuits can be filed...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Some Connecticut residents who have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension may have not had it properly diagnosed, according to a study that appeared in the European Respiratory Review. Also known as CTEPH, it is rare and involves the pulmonary arteries becoming...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Technology usage in the medical industry has dramatically increased in the last decade. Most hospitals in Connecticut make use of computerized systems to manage patient treatment information. This includes medication dosage and instructions. While the technology is designed to reduce...

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