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The cause of your misdiagnosis

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2020 | Medical Malpractice |

Misdiagnosis is a major problem in contemporary medicine. Clinical judgment failures — doctors’ mistakes, in other words — are among the causes in 85% of these tragedies, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Diagnosis is the beginning of the medical process. Any delay or mistake at this stage could drastically change the effectiveness of any procedure. It could even change the type of treatment you need.

You are not just a number

Unfortunately,  many of the reasons for medical misdiagnosis are not very surprising. Many times, a misdiagnosis could come from corporate oversight — or worse, greed:

  • Medical providers who send you to cheaper, unqualified assistants or doctors
  • Doctors who receive pressure from their employers to see too many patients
  • Imaging technicians who have to be more productive by processing results faster

Many victims of this type of negligence are angry when they learn the cause of their injury. Past disappointment or outrage, many also pursue the compensation they deserve.

You deserve better

After you realize that your doctor delayed your diagnosis or misjudged your condition entirely, you may not know what to do next. You may face denials and seemingly interminable bureaucratic processes from healthcare providers.

You deserve a clear, effective strategy. In these types of cases, people often feel much better just knowing what they might expect.

Hospitals and doctors often deliberately delay and confuse people to discourage them from securing their rightful compensation. There is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice, which means that you have a limited time to act after you discover your injury. Please do not let cynical corporate interests delay you, putting your future at risk.



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