When you think that you have a physical condition that needs medical attention, but aren’t sure what it is, you turn to a doctor or hospital staff to help you diagnose the problem. When you place your trust in these professionals, you expect that your condition will be efficiently and appropriately diagnosed. Unfortunately, sometimes a misdiagnosis occurs due to a doctor making a critical error in diagnosing a patient’s condition. This mistake can have terrible effects on a patient’s health and might leave him or her facing many serious side effects. Additionally, there are certain conditions which cause greater harm or are more often misdiagnosed, leading to the severe harm of unsuspecting patients.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
When misdiagnosed, a person can sustain devastating, even life-threatening, repercussions. However, a person may be put in even greater danger when misdiagnosed with one of the following commonly diagnosed health problems:
- Heart Attacks
- Internal Bleeding
- Orthopedic Injuries
When misdiagnosed, these conditions can result in the development of very serious health problems for any patient. Because misdiagnosis often causes a health problem to be untreated, they can all too easily develop into life-threatening conditions that require immediate and extensive medical attention.
Tragically, misdiagnoses affect many innocent people every year in the United States, causing substantial physical, emotional, and financial problems for unsuspecting people. However, victims are sometimes able to seek legal help that addresses some of these issues, especially the financial burdens. Thus, if you or someone you know has suffered from a misdiagnosis, call (617) 426-4488 today to learn more about taking such legal action. A lawyer at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can answer any questions you may have and help you understand what steps you should take.