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Medical Errors Lead to Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer: it is a word no one wants to hear. If a cancer diagnosis is to be made, however, it is best to receive the news as soon as possible. Any delay in diagnosis can significantly alter the patient’s prognosis. These delays do happen, at times because a physician fails to appreciate the significance of…

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Cluster of Cardiac Patients at MUSC Developing NTM Infections

In recent years, there have been outbreaks of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections among patients at certain hospitals in South Carolina. McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC has represented patients in each of these outbreaks and are now investigating a fourth such outbreak. Our firm has reason to believe another outbreak has begun at the Medical…

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McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC Files Lawsuit Against “Blonde Doc” for Violating Patient Confidentiality

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC has filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client, “John Doe,” against the “Blonde Doc” Kim Hawkes for non-medical malpractice. The lawsuit alleges that Hawkes shared Mr. Doe’s private, confidential patient information with her lover, and ignored the proper boundaries of doctors and patients. The lawsuit names Hawkes as…

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Misdiagnosing Leukemia in Children

When people think about medical malpractice claims, they usually assume the victim is an adult. All medical experts – even pediatricians – are capable of medical malpractice and of inflicting severe harm on children. In these cases, the effects may be even more severe. One of the most common types of medical malpractice claims involving…

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Anesthesia Errors, Negligence, and Medical Malpractice

Anesthesia is an essential part of many medical procedures. It prevents the patient from feeling pain, from localized numbing to complete unconsciousness. However, the administering of anesthesia comes with serious risk, just like any procedure, and it is essential your anesthesiologist is trained and responsible. When a medical professional is negligent in this area and…

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Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome, TEN & Medical Malpractice: The Facts

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a little-known but life-threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is caused by an allergic reaction to prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and, although SJS typically starts off with mild flu-like symptoms, it can rapidly progress into a blistering, peeling rash that can become necrotic. Without treatment, many patients…

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