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Peritonitis results from failure to diagnose appendicitis – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff presented to the defendant emergency room physician with acute abdominal pain, which worsened with coughing, in addition to nausea, vomiting and chills, among other symptoms. She was diagnosed with constipation and discharged. Within two days, she presented to another emergency room and was diagnosed with acute suppurative appendicitis, with gangrenous necrosis. Following an ...

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