Category Archives: Diagnosis Errors
5 Common Causes Of Diagnostic Errors
A diagnostic error occurs when a diagnosis is delayed, wrong, or missed altogether. A delayed diagnosis is when a diagnosis should have been made earlier. A wrong diagnosis occurs, for example, when someone who’s having a heart attack is told the pain they are experiencing is due to indigestion. Lastly, a missed diagnosis is… Read More »
How A Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Can Affect A Patient
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for almost 10 million deaths in 2020. However, cancer usually has a high chance of cure if detected early and treated appropriately. Unfortunately, many people who develop cancer are diagnosed late, which makes treatment less likely to succeed. Delays… Read More »
Diagnosis Errors Are The Most Common Reasons For Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Children, Study Finds
Unfortunately, just like adults, children also fall victim to medical malpractice. If your child suffered injuries or died due to medical malpractice, you should talk to a qualified medical malpractice attorney. An attorney can help you file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit and recover compensation . Medical malpractice claims involving children can arise… Read More »
How To Prove Failure To Diagnose When Pursuing A Medical Malpractice Claim?
Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, and other diagnosis-related mistakes can result in incorrect or delayed treatment. When a doctor fails to diagnose a patient’s condition, the patient may not receive any treatment at all. Both misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis may warrant a medical malpractice claim. However, proving that your doctor was negligent is no easy… Read More »
How Can You Prove Delayed Diagnosis?
Patients rely on doctors and other medical professionals to diagnose and treat their medical conditions in a timely manner. Unfortunately, not all patients receive timely diagnoses, while some end up being misdiagnosed. Delayed diagnosis can significantly worsen a patient’s condition or even make effective medical treatment more difficult or impossible. When you or your… Read More »
What to Do if You Were Misdiagnosed in Georgia?
Being misdiagnosed or receiving a wrong diagnosis can be very disheartening and frustrating, but you need to know how to help yourself and protect your legal rights if you were a victim of misdiagnosis. Contact our Atlanta diagnosis error attorney Stacey Carroll if you have reason to believe that you received a wrong diagnosis…. Read More »
How Can Healthcare Providers Prevent Diagnosis Errors?
Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose can mean the difference between life and death. Diagnosis errors can cause a tremendous amount of pain and suffering or leave a patient disabled and injured for the rest of his or her life. Yet, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a disease, such as cancer, continues to… Read More »