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Life-Threatening Misdiagnosis at Center of ‘The Future of Diagnosis: Achieving Excellence and Equity’ Conference

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The Future of Diagnosis: Achieving Excellence and Equity medical conference in Cleveland on October 9, 2023, as sponsored by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, will focus on the life-threatening misdiagnosis of CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s daughter. The multiday conference aims to spread awareness and education about misdiagnoses in hopes of reducing the risk of such medical malpractice in medical institutions, clinics, and hospitals nationwide.

Alice Tapper’s misdiagnosis case caught headlines partly because her father is a CNN anchor and partly because the case was so severe. In 2021, Alice was hospitalized with abdominal pain that was blamed on a viral infection. At her family’s insistence, though, an ultrasound revealed a damaged appendix that was causing sepsis due to an internal bacterial leak, requiring emergency surgery. The sepsis misdiagnosis could have become fatal within a few hours had the Tapper family not insisted that the medical practitioners use ultrasound for more information about her condition.

The medical conference will begin with a dissertation by Alice and Jake Tapper. Together, they will recount the experience, share their insight, and set the tone for the rest of the conference. Some estimates report nearly 80,000 deaths a year due to misdiagnoses; the Tapper family and The Future of Diagnosis conference organizers are on a mission to bring that amount down to zero.

(For more information about The Future of Diagnosis medical conference, you can click here to read a full article by Cleveland News.)

The Becker Law Firm Stands for Survivors of Misdiagnosis

At The Becker Law Firm in Cleveland, we are proud to be the first law firm that people trust with misdiagnosis and medical malpractice claims and lawsuits. Our hearts go out to Alice and Jake Tapper for having to endure such a frightful and life-threatening medical mistake. We thank them for sharing their story at The Future of Diagnosis medical conference and hope the conference will help prevent similar medical errors in the future.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a misdiagnosis in Cleveland or anywhere in Ohio, let our attorneys know what happened. You could have grounds to file a lawsuit in pursuit of justice and compensation and we can help. With our impressive track record of medical malpractice victories – including several recent multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for medical malpractice and misdiagnosis clients – you know that you can rely on us for your case, too.

Call (440) 252-4399 or contact us online to arrange a free initial case consultation with The Becker Law Firm.

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