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August 2015 Archives

Overdiagnosis of mTBI may cause problems

Ohio residents with some degree of brain injury may be interested to learn that experts are warning against overdiagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury. Overdiagnosis in general is a problem with many different diseases. While it would seem intuitive that diagnosing a disease as early as possible is the most desirable outcome, early diagnosis is not always to the patient's advantage.

Genetic disorder may be misdiagnosed as stroke

Residents of Ohio may know that a report was recently issued on mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes. This disease, known as MELAS, can mimic a stroke, and individuals who suffer from such episodes may be wrongly diagnosed.

Underdiagnosis of thyroid disease in men

As Ohio residents may know, thyroid problems may cause a wide range of symptoms that are easily controlled with medication. Misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of an underactive thyroid may impact an individual's life adversely. However, because thyroid problems are more prevalent in women, it may be more difficult for a man to get a correct diagnosis.

A liability breakdown for some obscure premises situations

When it comes to premises liability, many people tend to think of situations pertaining to landlords and apartments. Maybe someone slipped on the stairs, or a person's apartment just wasn't up to code. As a result, the injured or affected party filed a lawsuit against the landlord or property owner.