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Why is a Failure to Diagnose Considered Medical Malpractice?

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Trusting our doctors and medical professionals comes naturally. That’s why it is such a breach of trust when patients are misdiagnosed.

There are many conditions and illnesses that share symptoms, making a specific diagnosis difficult.  This is why we go to professionals when we feel ill; understanding our exact condition can be vital for proper treatment.  Trusting our doctors and medical professionals comes naturally.  We rightfully expect the appropriate care, and we want to know that we’re in good hands.  That’s why it is such a breach of trust when patients are misdiagnosed.  After putting their health, and sometimes their lives, into a professional’s hands, patients need a perfect diagnosis.  When this doesn’t happen, it’s grounds for medical malpractice.

Error in Diagnosis

 

Most commonly, errors in diagnosis arise when doctors and professionals simply aren’t paying enough attention to your symptoms.  Some doctors may not make the right connection between your symptoms, or they may willfully ignore your complaints, leading to a misdiagnosis.  A commonly misdiagnosed disease would be cancer–oftentimes, simple symptoms such as fatigue and body aches can be written off as something more benign.  This can have deadly consequences, which is why it is classified as medical malpractice.  If a misdiagnosis leads to bodily harm, you need a medical malpractice lawyer.

 

Worsening Conditions

 

Some medication causes severe side effects when it is prescribed incorrectly.  This kind of misdiagnosis can lead to great personal injury.  When you see a professional and they prescribe you a medication, you expect and believe that you will receive the right medication for your ailment.  The doctor’s legal duty is to provide you with the proper medical care, and when that doesn’t happen, it’s grounds for medical malpractice.  You or your loved one should be able to rightfully feel safe when trusting your doctor.  A misdiagnosis can lead to more severe conditions, injury, or even death.  If you think you’ve been the victim of a misdiagnosis, you should get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer as quickly as possible.

 

The Snyder Law Group can provide you with the support you need due to your misdiagnosis.

 

The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn.

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