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What Are Medical Conditions that Doctors Often Miss?

Diagnosing a deadly or chronic medical condition is the most important task of any doctor. Whether it is a family doctor, an outpatient clinic, a medical center, or a hospital, failure to properly diagnose a medical condition could be calamitous for the patient. Unfortunately, and sometimes tragically, missed diagnoses happen every day. Tens of thousands » Read More

Can a Doctor Misdiagnose a Heart Attack?

You might suffer a mild to severe heart attack that your doctor misdiagnoses. Doctors are subject to human error, and medical diagnosis is not an exact science. It is possible for virtually any medical doctor to misdiagnose a heart attack. A heart attack might seem like an obvious affliction, but that is not always the » Read More

Can a Stroke Be Misdiagnosed? 

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is decreased or disrupted, preventing the brain from receiving vital nutrients and oxygen. According to the American Stroke Association, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes in the United States.  A stroke is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.  Yet, stroke is » Read More

Can I Sue for a Misdiagnosis? 

We depend on health care providers to diagnose, treat, and manage our illnesses and injuries in a competent manner. When a medical professional fails to diagnose an injury or condition or misdiagnoses an illness completely, and the patient is harmed as a result, that patient can sue for medical malpractice.  The problem is more widespread » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Cancer Misdiagnosis?

The majority of cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits involve cases in which a radiologist, pathologist, or another health care provider failed to properly diagnose the cancer. However, a surprising number of misdiagnosis cases involve a false diagnosis, when the patient is told that he or she has cancer, when in fact, there is no evidence of cancer » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Delayed Diagnosis?

When a patient seeks medical attention for a health concern, he or she should expect that the health care provider is going to conduct a thorough examination, accurately diagnose the problem, and proceed with an effective treatment protocol. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. In the United States, medical mistakes are the third leading cause » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Eye Injury?

Even the most routine eye surgery can be very daunting if there is even the slightest chance that something could go wrong. The prospect of losing one’s eyesight or suffering other irreparable damage to one’s eyes can be devastating. Every medical procedure comes with a certain degree of risk, and eye surgeries are no different. » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosis?

Most pregnancies progress without any major complications or health risks. If complications do arise, the health care provider will likely run a series of tests and recommend the best course of treatment. Oftentimes, thanks to the innovations in medical technology and the advances in prenatal care, the health complication can be treated, and the remainder » Read More

What Do I Need to Know Before Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

According to recent studies, medical malpractice is the third most common cause of death in the United States. Approximately 225,000 patients die each year as a result of surgical errors, dosage errors, and diagnosis errors. However, only a small percentage of medical malpractice victims pursue legal action, and even fewer actually receive financial compensation for » Read More

What is the Difference Between a Missed Diagnosis and a Misdiagnosis?

One of the most common types of medical malpractice cases involve diagnosis errors. When a doctor fails to properly diagnose a medical condition in a timely fashion, the patient’s condition can worsen, and in extreme cases, the patient may die. Although missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases are similar in that they cause the patient to » Read More