Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose is the most common form of medical malpractice throughout the country. In the United States, nearly 12 million people are misdiagnosed each year. Misdiagnosis commonly occurs because some illnesses display symptoms that are similar to that of another illness, making it difficult diagnose. Misdiagnosis makes it difficult for a doctor to implement successful treatments. Misdiagnosing a patient or failing to diagnose them with an illness can result in treatment delays, lack of treatment all together, and sometimes wrongful death. In addition to unintended harm, giving unnecessary treatments to a patient can form large medical bills, as well. In some cases, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can result in serious or life-threatening injuries. When certain conditions are not properly treated in a timely manner, a patient’s condition can worsen and can require more invasive treatment or become untreatable causing death.
Medical malpractice cases are very serious and it is crucial to seek legal help if you or a loved one has experienced some sort of malpractice, including misdiagnosis. Our team at Brooks Injury Law is prepared to help you earn compensation. Book your FREE consultation here.