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Misdiagnosis Common Cause of Medical Mistakes

 

We expect our doctors and health care providers to diagnose us properly, to prescribe the appropriate medications, and to be medical experts when we are not. Unfortunately, human error sometimes leads to a misdiagnosis, which in turn leads to follow-up care (or a lack of care) that can severely harm a patient. In these cases, medical malpractice has taken place.

A misdiagnosis can be catastrophic for the patient and family members. Errors that can lead to this type of medical malpractice include a lack of communication between the doctor and patient; misinterpreted, misread, or incorrect tests; a delay in correct diagnosis; or no diagnosis at all. Misdiagnosis may occur with such serious conditions as heart attacks, cancer, appendicitis, and meningitis. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a healthcare worker's misdiagnosis, our attorneys can help.

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Contact one of our law offices for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, you have a right to recover damages. We will evaluate your case and help you receive the justice you deserve.