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“Anchor Bias” May Have Played a Role in This Delay in Diagnosis Claim

May 4, 2015

The Case:

This case involves an alleged 12 hour delay in diagnosing transverse myelitis in a child, leading to an extended hospitalization with residual arm and hand weakness and functional limitations. The young boy complained of sudden onset, severe headache; numbness and tingling in his hands; and the inability to participate in his afternoon activities.  He was transported to a local …

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