Medical Misdiagnosis Advice
Misdiagnosis’s in the context of medical negligence is a common problem faced by medical practitioners. It often occurs when a hospital or health worker provides an inappropriate method of care, fails to provide correct care and/or improperly executes a method of care. In other words the medical professional gets the diagnosis of a condition totally wrong. This can lead to incorrect medication being dispensed or unnecessary surgery.
If a medical practitioner misdiagnoses a condition it can have a long lasting effect on a patient’s health.
Misdiagnosis can also occur when a medical practitioner fails to diagnose a medical condition completely, leading to unnecessary suffering and pain.
This area of medical negligence covers a large area of medical issues may leave you in a position where you lose trust in the medical Doctors treating you and you have nowhere to turn.
The most common types of misdiagnosis which seem to occur arising from this problem are:
- Doctors failing to investigate symptoms which have led to severe adverse effects, even allowing the condition to become terminal
- Doctors failing to refer patients for specialist medical advice
- Misreporting making errors when reviewing diagnostic scans, biopsies and smear tests
- Doctors Failing identify and diagnose fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries
- Providing the incorrect treatment
- Misread test results and inaccurate advice
If you consider that you have been let down and suffered injury and emotional distress as a result of a failed or inaccurate diagnosis of a condition, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.