Diagnosis Errors

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The primary cause of medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States is the failure to properly and timely diagnose medical conditions. Often the failure of a doctor, nurse practitioner, or other healthcare provider to recognize the telltale signs of a certain disease or medical condition, leads to more serious complications or even death.

The legal doctrine of "Loss of Chance" is tightly interwoven with medical diagnosis errors. Victims of a healthcare professional's failure to diagnose, or delay in making the proper diagnosis, often argue in court that the error cost them the chance to make a full recovery.

If you or a loved one have received substandard medical care, don't pay for a doctor's mistake, contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



View sub-topics at right to learn about some instances in which diagnosis errors may be particularly costly.

See Also

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  8. Myocardial Infarction & Heart Attack - Diagnosis Errors
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