Jess’s Story

Jess's mother

Meet Tanya. Her 17 year old daughter Jess died as consequence of medical errors. She had fainting spells for 4 years and neurologists claimed they were seizures. The family found out about the prolonged QT syndrome, but the doctors refused to listen to them. Finally Jess was seen by a cardiologist who claimed she did not have prolonged QT syndrome. Five of her tests were misread. After Jess died the cardiologist reviewed the Holter monitor, and it revealed she had the syndrome. Genetic analysis revealed her father carried the gene.

Jess died because her doctors refused to LISTEN and failed to properly review her tests. Patients and families can serve as an effective resour

Full article: http://victimsofmedicalerrors.org/2013/02/21/we-are-not-alone/

Do No Harm: Jess’ Story

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  • Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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