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A missed diagnosis is a form of medical malpractice that occurs when a healthcare professional fails to diagnose a condition or disease causing a delay in proper treatment. A missed diagnosis can result in serious physical injury or death. Statistics show that approximately 40 percent of medical malpractice claims are filed because of a doctor's failure to diagnose a condition.

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Why Does Missed Diagnosis Occur ?

Most cases of missed diagnosis are the result of a medical professional's negligence or wrongdoing. A missed diagnosis may occur due to:

  • Lack of communication between doctor and patient
  • Failure to order or conduct correct tests
  • Misreading medical test results
  • Failure to order repeat tests
  • Failure to conduct a thorough medical-background check
  • More

Consequences of a Missed Diagnosis

The failure to diagnose a certain disease or condition can pose devastating consequences for a patient. A missed diagnosis can result in the irreparable progression of a disease that may lead to permanent injury or death. The same is true for certain medical conditions. If conditions are missed or misdiagnosed and treated incorrectly, the prescribed treatments could have dangerously negative effects on a patient's health causing serious damage.

Missed Diagnosis and the Law

If you or a loved one has suffered serious physical and/or emotional injury as a result of a missed diagnosis, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. A medical malpractice lawsuit allows victims of a missed diagnosis to recover economic and non-economic damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more. It is important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can protect your legal rights and maximize your interests.

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