A common form of medical malpractice occurs when diseases or conditions are underdiagnosed or missed entirely. Some conditions are underdiagnosed more often than others. Underdiagnosed conditions occur commonly when symptoms are mild or vague or if there is a lack of adequate knowledge about certain conditions such as depression. Underdiagnosis also occurs with conditions that are rare and aren't necessarily considered by doctors.
Common types of underdiagnosed conditions
Common conditions that are underdiagnosed because they have mild or non-existent symptoms include:
• High cholesterol
• Type 2 diabetes
• Chronic kidney disease
• Sexually transmitted diseases
Conditions that are difficult to recognize because of the lack of awareness and are therefore commonly underdiagnosed include:
• Lactose intolerance
• Sleep disorders
Underdiagnosed conditions because of the rarity of the condition include:
• Bipolar disorder
• Celiac disease
• Whooping cough
Effects of underdiagnosed conditions
When underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis occurs, it can cause serious injury or death to a patient. Underdiagnosed conditions can cause delays in proper diagnosis and treatment ultimately putting a patient's life at risk.
If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed due to under-diagnosis or misdiagnosis of your condition, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek recovery for your losses and suffering including medical bills, pain and anguish, and more. A qualified and caring attorney can evaluate your case FREE of charge and determine the best course of action for you.
Please contact us today to learn more about underdiagnosed conditions or to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can protect your legal rights and help you get the compensation you are entitled.
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