Illnesses, medical conditions, diseases, and injuries are extremely broad. There are so many that physicians are not knowledgeable about every single condition that is out there. In fact, medicine is still advancing and they are discovering new diseases and cures to go with them. Because there are so many things that a person can have, sometimes, their condition is not diagnosed properly or is failed to be diagnosed at all. When this happens, the patient could have a right to file a legal action against the medical provider that committed this negligence. If the patient suffered damages from the failure to or misdiagnosis, there are many options available to them that are provided by the law. Just imagine a disease that must be immediately detected and treated like cancer not being diagnosed? What would be the repercussions for the patient?
A number of different methods need to be adopted by the medical professionals who are diagnosing a medical condition to ensure that the right course of treatment is being provided as quickly as possible to the patient. Medical negligence can have disastrous effects, especially for someone who has a medical condition that must be immediately placed under some form of treatment to increase their possibilities of survival. Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose Jacksonville lawyers at the firm know how important it is to have a skillful, knowledgeable, and precise physician that performs their job duties according to the conventional standard of care. If they lack any of these qualities, the patient faces an immense threat to their safety and life.
Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Are Crucial Medical Negligence’s
Because the life of a patient can weigh on the discovery of a medical condition, the medical provider must diagnose the condition, suggest a form of treatment, and immediately execute it as swiftly as possible to increase the patient’s rate of survival. These are the medical negligence’s that a healthcare provider tends to perform that results in a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of a patient’s medical condition:
- Not reviewing the patient’s medical history
- Ignoring signs and symptoms that the patient is expressing
- Inexperience with the current medical condition
- Lack of knowledge
- Unskilled physician
- Overconfident physician
- Not giving patient necessary tests; and
Any of these actions or inactions can lead the patient to the wrong road of treatment.
Figures on Failure to Detect and Misdiagnosis
- Misdiagnosis will affect about 12 million Americans every year
- 10% of Patient deaths are attributed to diagnostic negligence
- At least one time in a person’s life, they will either be affected by a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis
Was Your Condition Diagnosed Incorrectly?
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