Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Going to the hospital is rarely a pleasant experience for people in Connecticut and around the United States; people usually only go to the emergency room when they are seriously and suddenly sick or injured. An additional concern that some...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Making the decision to entrust your elderly parent's care to a nursing home can be one of the more difficult decisions you will be called on to make as your parents age. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a reality many...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Connecticut residents who are suffering from pneumonia or lung cancer may exhibit a range of symptoms. Both medical conditions originate in the lungs and share many of the same symptoms, which can make the conditions difficult for physicians to properly...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Alzheimer's is a common form of dementia that affects many families in Connecticut. A new study conducted at the University of Toronto found that Alzheimer's is more likely to be misdiagnosed in patients suffering from psychosis. Both false positives and...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • People in Connecticut who visit a dermatologist's office because of certain skin conditions are likely to have those skin ailments misdiagnosed. One reason for this is that many skin conditions have symptoms that are similar to those of other diseases....

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • One type of cancer that physicians in Connecticut may fail to properly diagnose is nasopharyngeal cancer. There are multiple avenues of diagnosis a physician can pursue, and the tests that they use for a particular patient will depend on the...

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Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • When many people think of a car accident, their first thoughts often turn toward driver error. However, a good percentage of accidents are the result of a defective component within one of the vehicles.  Cars require numerous parts to work efficiently...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Many Connecticut residents are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, people should know that some doctors believe that a third type of diabetes may be routinely misdiagnosed.This third form of diabetes, type 3c diabetes, results from having...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Some drugs that are very widely prescribed to Connecticut patients are also some of those most frequently raised in medication-related liability claims. Two classes of drugs had higher levels of claims associated with them in particular: opioid painkillers and anticoagulants,...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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  • Throughout Connecticut and the rest of the nation, breast cancer death rates have dropped due to medical innovations. However, a report from the American Cancer Society states that black women still have a greater chance of passing away from breast...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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
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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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
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...

Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
Law Offices of Tooher Wocl & Leydon
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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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