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Do You Have a Maryland Failure to Diagnose Case?

If you believe that a doctor committed medical malpractice, you may have grounds to pursue a comprehensive injury claim against them, as well as any other potentially liable parties. Some of the most frequent examples of medical malpractice claims are those known as ‘failure to diagnose’ and ‘misdiagnosis’.

Failure to diagnose cases can be extremely difficult if you do not have an experienced attorney at your side. Their difficulty stems from the need to show that the doctor should have diagnosed you with something and failed to do so. You will probably need the help of expert witnesses to show this; therefore, speak with an attorney sooner rather than later to help you with this kind of case and particularly the expert witness aspect. Another doctor’s input can help to show that your physician missed something important.

Failing to diagnose you with a serious condition means that you might miss out on treatment opportunities that could have eliminated or minimized the problem early on. In order to show that a doctor made an error in diagnosing you with an illness, you must be able to show that the doctor gave a care level less than what a physician in a similar situation would have provided.

The person responsible for giving a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose could be named in a misdiagnosis lawsuit. Other doctors who also looked at the patient, such as a specialist, could also be held liable for negligence.

The most common problems linked to misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose include asthma, cancer, stroke, pulmonary embolism, meningitis, inflammation of the lymph nodes and heart attacks.

All of these situations have serious consequences that could become deadly if they are not quickly diagnosed. If you believe that medical misdiagnosis has already occurred in your case, talk to an experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorney who can help you identify what you need to do to initiate a personal injury claim. The right lawyer should be retained because it is likely that the doctor and the hospital involved will have legal teams with extensive resources.