Harrisburg Failure to Diagnose Lawyers
There are many different ways that medical malpractice can present itself in the lives of unsuspecting patients. Some of those are obvious, like the removal of the wrong limb or the administration of the wrong medication. One type of medical malpractice that may be less apparent – but no less serious – is the failure to diagnose a condition.
A doctor’s failure to diagnose accurately an injury, illness, or disease endangers the health of a patient by enabling the condition to progress and worsen in the absence of treatment. Often this may be the situation if a patient has a condition that does not present symptoms that rise to the level that he feels compelled to seek medical care.
In the case of an aggressive form of cancer or other fast-moving condition, failure to diagnose the problem early on can have fatal consequences as the ailment evolves from a curable state to an untreatable terror in a short time span. That is why such a seemingly harmless example of medical malpractice is easily one of the most problematic. When the failure to diagnose leads to a serious injury or death, it may make some news headlines.
But according to an article published in Reader’s Digest in 2004, the 30 most frequently undiagnosed illnesses and conditions account for more than 200 million present instances of a failure to diagnose a discoverable problem.
If a doctor’s failure to diagnose your illness created circumstances that significantly worsened your health, contact the Harrisburg failure to diagnose lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 215-329-3511.