It is a scary thought in entrusting your life to another person especially in Miami and having them misdiagnose or not diagnose the disease or medical condition that you may be experiencing. How can that be possible? Well, it is. The term ‘failure to diagnose’ is a phrase that alludes to a doctor failing to establish the origin of the medical condition. As a result, patients can receive improper care for the disease that they have restricting them from getting the right treatment to be able to recover. A familiar disease known as cancer, is a disease that needs to be diagnosed and treated right away because it is one that can spread fast. Making the correct diagnosis and performing it in a timely manner, can be what saves a life, or takes one away.
We want to hold everyone who had a part in the failure to diagnose accountable for their mistake. We want to prevent things like these from happening in the future because no one should have to fear seeking help for their injuries or pains. Many people do not trust doctors, and I do not blame them, but seeking medical assistance cannot be avoided. You must seek help if you are experiencing any discomfort, or think you may have an illness. Here at Percy Martinez a medical malpractice attorney, we argue for the patients’ rights and maintain those at fault for all the errors they committed through their negligence.
Conditions Routinely Misdiagnosed
A failure to misdiagnose is a frequent form of medical malpractice. There are certain medical conditions that tend to be misdiagnosed more than others. Some of those conditions include:
- Myocardial infraction
- Breast cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Lung cancer
All of these medical conditions are very grave, and are medical conditions that can lead to significant repercussions and even someone’s death if not cared for correctly and promptly. In fact, there have been studies that show that death is the most prevalent result in medical malpractice claims in primary care and failing to diagnose is the greatest medical malpractice declaration.
Overcoming illnesses and surviving severe conditions are dependent upon an early diagnosis and correct treatment in Miami. He or she may be led down the incorrect road for treatment or have a delay in receiving a treatment which can be needed for his or her survival. The best example is a cancer patient. Cancers are known to spread to other parts of the body. A failure to promptly diagnose this aggressive disease may lead to being unable to operate on the patient because the cancer has spread in a place where the operation could be fatal or sadly, simply too late to do anything about it.
You can take certain steps to avoid experiencing a malpractice by a medical professional.
Family History: know your family’s medical history because this can be a predictor for a disease
Ask questions: Gathering as much information as you can
Don’t trust results: Sometimes results can be misinterpreted and have a margin for error. Seek a second opinion, and even a third if you have to. Do not give the second doctor your test results. You need an opinion that is not influenced by a doctor’s initial diagnosis
Make sure to never leave a rock unturned. Finding out as much as you can can be the key in saving your life, or that of a loved one. Speak with Percy Martinez a vetted personal injury attorney.
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