Is a Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

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When we seek medical advice, we rely on our doctor or healthcare
provider to make the correct diagnosis.
This is not always the case. About 155 per 1,000 hospitalized patients
are not diagnosed and treated timely, according to HealthGrades.

Medical misdiagnosis can lead to additional complications, lengthy-medical treatments or even death. When such traumatic complications are a result of a failure to diagnose, patients have the right to hold the medical providers accountable for their negligence, also known as medical malpractice.

Doctors and healthcare providers have a duty to provide patients with a care and treatment according to the standard of care. If your doctor failed to diagnose your condition properly and did not live up to the expected standard of care, you may be eligible to seek compensation.  If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, please call our attorneys at 800-797-LAW1 (5291) at anytime to discuss your situation.

By |2014-07-31T15:11:08+00:00July 31st, 2014|Legal Blog, malpractice, medicalmalpractice|Comments Off on Is a Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?