Medical Errors Resulting in Misdiagnosis
Dealing with the problems of a failure to diagnose
You go to the doctor with a list of symptoms and the doctor says there is nothing wrong. Or the doctor makes a diagnosis that turns out to be wrong. In the first case, there is a failure to diagnose. In the second case, there is a misdiagnosis. Both situations can mean wasted time as a disease remains untreated.
Among common misdiagnosis and failure–to–diagnose mistakes with serious consequences, including death, are:
- Heart attack
- Breast cancer
- Lab mistakes
- Radiology mistakes
- Neurology mistakes
- Psychiatric mistakes
- Compartment syndrome
- Deep venous thrombosis or blood clots
Some misdiagnosis or failure–to–diagnose errors are discovered in time to avoid serious injuries, but when the injuries are serious, talk to a lawyer experienced in investigating and litigating medical malpractice cases and obtaining justice and compensation for the victims.
If you were seriously injured by a failure to diagnose, call us.
The Lommen Abdo medical malpractice lawyers have the resources to try complex medical negligence cases. Call 612.587.2925 or send an email for a free consultation. We represent clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.