Michigan Failure to Diagnose Attorney
When a doctor fails to accurately identify and properly treat a medical condition, he/she exposes the patient to unnecessary dangers and risk of erroneous treatment or delayed treatment, which can have devastating consequences for the patient and possibly put the patient through needles therapies and even worsen his/her condition. Failure to diagnose a condition can result from many circumstances: a doctor may have too many patients or and confuse one interview or test result with another, a physician may misread or misinterpret a CT (CAT) scan or x-ray, or simply misunderstand the symptoms. Regardless of why or how it occurs, a wrong diagnosis can lead to a patient being treated for the wrong ailment, which will prolong the accurate diagnosis and treatment, leaving the patient susceptible to worsening of his/her condition or even death. The failure to diagnose a medical condition is medical malpractice and if you have been a victim of this form of medical malpractice, you need to contact the experienced legal team at the law firm of Christopher Trainor and Associates for legal counsel today.
Failure to diagnose a medical condition can have severe and lasting adverse affects on your health and your quality of life. The most common misdiagnosed medical conditions include:
- Otosclerosis – abnormal growth of the bone of the middle ear, which causes hearing loss
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) – blood pressure is dangerously elevated and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases – diseases that affect the lower respiratory tract and may include the lungs
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – lung diseases that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- Migraine – a neurological syndrome that causes painful headaches and nausea
- Thyroid disorders – a glandular disorder that can cause nervousness, fatigue, muscles weakness, memory loss, and weight gain or loss
Other commonly misdiagnosed diseases include heart attack, diabetes, breast cancer, sleep disorders, appendicitis, latent tuberculosis, lung cancer, aneurysm, Chlamydia, Parkinson’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, and colon cancer.