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Arizona residents might want to increase their knowledge about the prevalence and dangers associated with medical overdiagnosis. Under the circumstances of overdiagnosis, the disease is diagnosed with the correct treatment, but it’s often administered too early, at a point where it could actually be detrimental to the patient.
Due to its ability to impact many different systems within the body, a disease called mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes, or MELAS, is often misdiagnosed. Furthermore, the condition is hard to diagnose because it can present a variety of different symptoms in an individual.
During a delivery, it is common for doctors in Arizona and around the country to use electronic fetal monitoring to catch any complications as soon as possible. An electrode is placed on the baby’s scalp to monitor its heart rate and other vital signs during delivery.
Arizona residents may be interested to learn that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate is suing the boyfriend she had been living with over allegations he caused the injuries that led to her death in July. Brown was the only child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston.
Hospitals in Arizona and other states could become part of a medical malpractice suit when a medical injury occurs. In 2014, 7,000 people died due to medication errors while 12,000 died during unnecessary surgeries. There are an estimated 1 million medical injuries annually, but roughly 85,000 malpractice suits are filed every year.