There are many things that can go wrong when it comes to diagnosing a medical condition. A missed diagnosis and a misdiagnosis are two of the most common types of diagnostic errors.
In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between these two types of errors. We hope that this information will help you better understand how these mistakes can occur and what you can do to avoid them.
A missed diagnosis occurs when a doctor fails to identify a medical condition that is present. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including failure to order the appropriate tests, misinterpreting test results, or simply not considering all possible diagnoses. A missed diagnosis can have serious consequences, as it may delay treatment and allow the condition to progress.
A misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor incorrectly identifies a medical condition. This can happen for many of the same reasons as a missed diagnosis, but it can also occur if the doctor incorrectly interprets test results or makes other errors in their evaluation. A misdiagnosis can also have serious consequences, as it may lead to unnecessary treatment or even harmful side effects from medications.
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If you think you or a loved one may have been the victim of a diagnostic error, it is important to seek legal help. An experienced medical malpractice team can review your case and help you understand your options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and an attorney can ensure that you are fairly compensated for your damages.
Reach out to a medical malpractice lawyer from our team here at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC today to learn more about your rights and how we can help you secure the compensation you deserve.