Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a patient’s illness. This can lead to delayed treatment, incorrect medication, or even death. It is also one of the most common medical malpractice types in the United States.
An example is when a doctor diagnoses a heart attack as indigestion or anxiety. Another example is when the patient is already showing signs of a stroke, but the doctor says it’s only migraine or intoxication.
The rate of misdiagnosed illnesses or percentage of misdiagnosis versus correct is difficult to determine. But experts are saying it is at 40%, which is a frightening number. This number, however, should not prevent us from seeking help from a medical professional.
If you think you are a victim of medical misdiagnosis or if you want to have your case reviewed by medical malpractice attorneys, you can contact us at 754-800-5657 or you can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about us, visit us at Darfoor Law.