When you go to the hospital or visit a doctor, you should be confident that your doctor will accurately diagnose your ailment and provide you with the appropriate treatment plan. However, statistics show doctors get it wrong 10-15% of the time.
Misdiagnosis is dangerous and can be fatal. Failure to receive a correct diagnose not only leads to improper treatment, but it also prevents you from getting the treatment you may need to survive.
The most common types of misdiagnosis include:
- Heart Attack
- Aortic Dissection
- Clogged arteries
It isn’t easy to recognize when misdiagnosis occurs, and that is what makes it so dangerous. The longer a person goes untreated because of an incorrect diagnosis , the worse the potential consequences.
It is important to look for the following warning signs to determine whether you or a loved one may have been misdiagnosed:
- Unimproved or worsening condition after treatment
- Diagnosis not in line with symptoms
- Lack of medical testing
- Uncommon symptoms attributed to common problem
If you believe your doctor may have made a misdiagnosis, it is important for you to seek a second opinion. In fact, in order to file a claim for medical malpractice, Ohio law requires you to have the sworn statement of another doctor who is willing to testify that a mistake was made. In this specific instance, the doctor must admit that the original doctor misdiagnosed the patient, and that the patient suffered damage as the result of the misdiagnosis.
If you or someone you love was misdiagnosed , you have to call me now for a FREE consultation at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will help you understand your rights. As your Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over 38 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at [email protected] or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.