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Diagnosis related errors are more common than most of us want to ever think about. In fact, there are more malpractice suits filed as a result of diagnosis errors than nearly any other type of malpractice suit in the United States.
Imagine going to your doctor because you have specific symptoms and they tell you that you are suffering from the flu, pneumonia or another respiratory illness and you find out later that you actually have lung cancer. The delay in diagnosing your condition also means a delay in obtaining the correct treatment. Some studies show that more than ten percent of all medical errors are as a result of diagnosis problems including:
These are only a few of the cases when a mistake in diagnosis can occur and when you, or a family member, is a victim of medical malpractice. All caused by a doctor’s failure to diagnose an illness because they did not run the right tests or understand all of your symptoms.
When your life, or the life of a family member, has been put in jeopardy because a doctor did not properly diagnose an illness or disease, contact Wilson Kehoe Winingham for a free case evaluation.
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