A medical misdiagnosis is not only finding the wrong illness, but it can also be the result of a doctor misjudging the severity of an illness leading to over and under mistreatment. Medical misdiagnosis is a serious problem in our health care system. Studies have found that about 20 percent of fatal illnesses are misdiagnosed.
Medical misdiagnosis can result in a patient being exposed to treatments and medications for problems they don’t have. In the meantime, the patient’s true diagnosis remains unknown, subjecting the patient to unnecessary discomfort, pain and other life-altering risks. Furthermore, a misdiagnosis can lead to serious complications and can even be fatal.
Call us if you are the victim of a misdiagnosis. An experienced attorney will review the details of your case and determine the best course of action.