Medical Malpractice Due to Doctor’s Misdiagnosis

by Lawteryx editor on August 22, 2016

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Any individual who chooses to become a doctor must realize the responsibility they take on when dealing with another person’s health. Even so, millions of medical malpractice suits are filed every year. These cases occur for a variety of reasons, one of them being misdiagnosis.

In order to create a viable claim based on a misdiagnosis, the plaintiff must prove several facts.

  • Did the doctor ask enough questions about your health history?
  • Did the doctor ask the appropriate questions?
  • If the doctor was uncertain of a diagnosis, did he suggest more tests or try to get to the bottom of your situation?
  • Did the doctor refer you elsewhere?
  • Did the doctor prescribe medicine for an illness he thought you had rather than one that you did have?
  • Did any of the above actions result in harm of any kind?

Learn more about this subject and how misdiagnosis could mean a medical malpractice case.

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