Medical Misdiagnosis

All About Medical Misdiagnosis

 

What are common symptoms of medical misdiagnosis?

There are many warning signs that something might be wrong with you if a doctor failed to diagnose a serious health problem. Depending on what disease you or a loved one has that was not diagnosed, the warning signs could include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Light headedness

Along with cancer, some of the most serious diseases or medical conditions that doctors routinely fail to diagnose include:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Meningitis, especially in children
  • Septic shock
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-operative hemorrhage or infection
  • Surgical damage to vital organs
  • Allergic reaction to food or medication
  • Dissecting aorta

What should I do if I suspect I’m a victim of medical misdiagnosis?

Arrange a consultation with an experienced New York medical misdiagnosis attorney as soon as possible. We can help you deal with a wide range of legal issues that frequently come up during medical misdiagnosis cases. You can read more about this topic on our web page entitled, “How Can a Lawyer Help Me With My Chicago Misdiagnosis Case.”

If you think misdiagnosis claims are rare, think again. A 2014 study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety finds that one in 20 adults – an estimated 12 million Americans – who seek care in emergency rooms or community health clinics face diagnosing errors. Of these diagnosing mistakes, researchers estimate up to 6 million diagnosing errors may cause harmful side effects. Previous studies focused on diagnosis errors in hospitals, but the recent research found a widespread problem in outpatient clinics and doctors’ offices.