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Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Call Attention to Issue of Cancer Misdiagnosis
Date:9/28/2013

the_icu_may_account_for_as_many_annual_deaths_as_breast_cancer" title="Johns Hopkins report on misdiagnosis and death" onclick="linkClick(this.href)" rel="nofollow">Johns Hopkins report that found that 40,5000 patients in U.S. hospitals die each year because of a missed diagnosis.

According to that study, missed diagnoses of heart attacks, pulmonary embolism and a certain type of fungal infection, aspergillosis, account for nearly a third of those misdiagnoses.

“The main point is that patients deserve openness and honesty from their care providers,” Salvi said. “Whether it’s cancer or any other serious condition, patients deserve comprehensive testing. They should be fully informed and given the opportunity to make informed decisions.”

About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is a leading Chicago personal injury firm with offices in Chicago (22 West Washington Street, Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602) and Waukegan (218 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085). In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, the firm focuses on car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. The firm has obtained more than $800 million on behalf of its clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including 195 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. For more information, call (312) 372-1227 or use the firm’s online contact form.

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