Philadelphia Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Diagnosis can be one of the most difficult stages in treating a condition. Arguably, it is also the most important. It not only allows healthcare providers to form a plan of action for treating their patients, it also gives patients a kind of peace of mind to know their problem has a name. Unfortunately, when it is later discovered that a patient has been misdiagnosed, this peace of mind is quickly shattered.
Doctors can be held responsible for the damage caused by wrong diagnoses if they fail to notice symptoms that a reasonable doctor would. They can also be liable for symptoms that they misinterpret, or important statements from patients that they ignore. Philadelphia wrong diagnosis lawyers Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are committed to helping the victims of these egregious mistakes.
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The Consequences of a Wrong Diagnosis
It is difficult for researchers to gather statistics on the overall prevalence of wrong diagnosis. Some studies have put the rate at about 150 per 1,000 in-patients, making it among the most common medical errors. Victims of this kind of mistake have reported devastating effects on their lives.
The consequences of a missed diagnosis can be twofold: there is the continuation of the real condition, and there is the damage that can be done by taking the wrong treatment. Patients can suffer from permanent damage to their health, or they may even die. There is simply no excuse for a doctor to inflict this kind of suffering by missing an important diagnostic fact.
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