The Long-Term Effects Of Misdiagnosis
“Misdiagnosis” refers to an instance in which a health care provider does not take the time to make a thorough and well-researched diagnosis, delays a diagnosis or fails to provide any diagnosis at all, resulting in injury or death of a patient.
Misdiagnosis can lead to an incorrect treatment, leaving the actual illness or ailment untreated and free to cause further damage to the patient. Studies show that 10 to 30 percent of all medical cases are the result of diagnostic errors.
Often in the case of misdiagnosis, a patient will continue to feel ill but may not mention this, either due to feeling intimidated by the doctor or trusting the medical professional. In other cases, the patient may communicate that something is wrong, only to be ignored. If you took every measure available to you to determine why you were not getting better and your doctor did not help you or did not believe you were misdiagnosed, you may have a case for a misdiagnosis suit.
We Will Help You Prove Misdiagnosis
At Dominguez Law, our Albuquerque medical malpractice attorneys are always thorough in investigating cases and securing any pieces of evidence that point to an error on the part of a doctor or physician. We have a reputation for putting our clients above all else. When we stand firm in court, we are standing for our clients and the wrong done to them.
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