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Diseases that generally occur together but do not necessarily have a causal relationship are known as associated diseases. For instance, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes often occur simultaneously in individuals with heart disease. Some associated diseases, if left undiagnosed, can lead to serious complications and sometimes even death. An associated disease not diagnosed is considered a form of medical malpractice and victims have the legal right to hold negligent parties accountable.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an associated disease not diagnosed, you may be entitled to recover damages for your losses. Please contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced and caring medical malpractice lawyer who can help you maximize your legal rights.

Why Some Diseases Co-Occur

The reasons why some diseases co-occur varies widely, although some of the more common reasons include:

  • One disease is a risk factor for the second
  • A single underlying disease causes the associated diseases
  • One disease is a symptom or complication of the other

Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, multiple sclerosis, Type I diabetes, psoriasis, and numerous others, are often associated diseases, meaning diseases in this category frequently occur together. The same is often true of heart disease. Obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and diabetes frequently occur as a group.

Associated diseases such as these require prompt attention and treatment. However, doctors and other medical professionals sometimes make mistakes. One of the most common doctor's mistakes is a failure to diagnose . Sadly, an associated disease not diagnosed could lead to heart or other organ damage , and in some cases, death.

Associated Disease Not Diagnosed & the Law

Medical malpractice is a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. Fortunately, the law allows victims of medical malpractice to file a legal claim and hold responsible parties accountable.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an associated disease not diagnosed, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. A qualified medical malpractice attorney may be able to help you recover damages including medical bills, lost wages and/or earning capacity, mental anguish, and more. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a compassionate and competent medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your claim and help you determine the best course of action.

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