In the medical world, there are plenty of patient conditions that have similar symptoms. Even the warning signs for something larger can look minuscule at times, which is why a diagnosis can be difficult. However, this is why we put ourselves under the care of medical professionals. It’s here where we expect treatment to work out in our favor. You go in and describe how you’re feeling, and in return the doctor takes care of you. With this in mind, it’s disheartening when a misdiagnosis occurs, as that level of trust is completely broken. When these situations occur, a medical malpractice claim should be made. In terms of specificity, a misdiagnosis of pregnancy can have an extremely negative impact. Not only on the patient, but the child as well.
The Failure To Diagnose Pregnancy
Unfortunately, a failure to accurately diagnose pregnancy happen. Pregnancy is a fragile period, as your body is going through an incredible transformation. You’re relying on your doctor to look out for the health of you and your baby. If they fail in giving you adequate treatment or testing, there’s a chance you could be pregnant without initially knowing it. The danger in this situation is severe, as your body could be at risk of medical negligence. A misdiagnosis in pregnancy could lead mistreatment.
The Risks Of Pregnancy Misdiagnosis
The risks of this situation are rather straightforward, in terms of the worst case scenario. However, there are a variety of ways in which suffering can occur. The testing in these events can be crucial, as it can inform the doctor of pregnancy. Conversely, if the testing occurs followed by a failure to diagnosis, then that is troublesome. In that case, future injuries can result. Whether it’s an injury to the fetus, termination of pregnancy in the future, miscarriage or maternal death, these results are due to medical malpractice. In that case, you have the right to file a malpractice lawsuit, as you were denied care that adhered to the standard. Through such a claim, you can be awarded compensation for various damages.
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