Early detection of a disease is the key to treatment. However, in today’s world of health care insurance companies cutting costs, many times doctors do not take the time to listen to a patient’s complaints or take the proper time or steps to determine the nature of the medical problem. Obviously, without a proper diagnosis no proper treatment is possible. A patient should receive the doctor’s full attention, which includes taking a full history, conducting a full and thorough examination, and often ordering testing or referral to a specialist.
Where a doctor should have known that a patient had a life-threatening illness or disease, but did not diagnose this illness or disease properly, he may have acted negligently in acting below the standard of care required of doctors.
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When a doctor fails to diagnose or timely-diagnose a medical condition or disease, the patient most often times receives aggressive and painful treatment because early treatment options are not available. This can have tragic results sometimes leading to serious impairment or even wrongful death.
Cancer is, perhaps, the most common medical condition that goes undiagnosed. However, other conditions are commonly misdiagnosed or not timely-diagnosed such as heart disease leading to a heart attack, appendicitis, and Lyme disease to name a few.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed, you need a medical malpractice attorney who can investigate your case. Edith Pearce works with some of the best doctors in the area to evaluate your case. She cares about her clients and will carefully listen to you. Call for your free, no obligation review of your medical malpractice case.
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