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Ozzy Osbourne Wants Jack To Get A Second Opinion

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Usually that's par for the course — if you have a major diagnosis, you get a second opinion just in case.

But Ozzy Osbourne has a much closer-to-home reason for wanting Jack to seek another opinion on his MS diagnosis — Ozzy himself was misdiagnosed with MS just a few years ago.

Here's what the legendary rocker had to say:

"I want Jack to go for a second opinion as I was misdiagnosed with MS a few years ago - it took them six months to work out that I have a rare hereditary tremor, called Parkin Syndrome."

Jack also says he has an uncle that has MS, which is probably why his mom Sharon is feeling like it's her fault:

"Mum took it really quite hard; my uncle on her side has MS and, the way my mum is, she thinks that somehow it's her fault. Both my parents were handling it way worse than I was; they were pretty shaken up about the whole thing."

A second opinion couldn't hurt, Jack!

While we're sure your docs are capable, mistakes do happen — just ask your dad.

We're thinking about you!

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Indian Woman Wrongly Diagnosed With HIV Wins Court Case

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This must have been a terrifying experience!

A married woman in India was told by a fertility doctor in 2003 that she had tested positive for HIV after undergoing routine blood tests. Fortunately, a second and third opinion revealed she did NOT have the disease, but the damage was done.

Court documents reveal she was "insulted, humiliated, harassed by all and subjected to untold mental cruelty," after receiving the diagnosis.

She initially took the doc responsible to court was awarded compensation from the fertility specialist. However, the doctor argued that she instructed the plaintiff to come back in 15 days to confirm the blood test results. Since no documents were made available to support this counterargument, the judge thankfully sided with the woman wrongly diagnosed with HIV.

Ruling that there was both negligence and deficiency of service on the doctor's part because she disclosed positive test results of a serious infectious disease without any confirmation, the judge recently awarded the plaintiff 1 lakh, or about $2,500.

We can't imagine getting that awful news only to find out it wasn't actually true. "Really pissed off," definitely comes to mind, so we totally agree with this ruling. Hopefully this doctor won't jump the gun and incorrectly diagnose a life threatening disease next time she gives a patient a blood test.

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Getting A Second Diagnosis

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A FitPerez reader is feeling nervous about getting a second opinion from a different doctor — mainly because she doesn't want to offend the doctor that's she's with now. That's a tightrope, and luckily we have Fran Drescher to help give some advice.

The question:

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