A look at misdiagnosis and erroneous treatment

A look at misdiagnosis and erroneous treatment

| Sep 4, 2015 | Medical Malpractice |

When you put your trust in an Ohio doctor, you expect that they will provide you with the medical care that you need to get well. Unfortunately, medical malpractice and negligence are all too common, often leading to worsened medical conditions. People who have been the victim of medical wrong-doing might be entitled to compensation.

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose can prolong an illness of lead to a much worse condition. Both could have been avoided if a correct diagnosis had been given to the patient in a timely fashion. If it is proved that the doctors handling of diagnosing the patient was negligent, that doctor can be sued for his actions. Misdiagnosis can be difficult to prove, as many conditions, such as cancer, can spread slowly or quickly and have no set pattern of development.

When a patient is given treatment for a condition that they do not have it is known as erroneous treatment. This can also have a negative impact on the individual’s health. The real condition that the patient is suffering from often goes untreated in these cases.

Doctors are commonly found negligent for erroneous treatment when they casually dismiss the patient’s symptoms for a lessor diagnosis when, in fact, their condition was much more serious. Even if a correct diagnosis is given, the doctor might not treat it properly, leading to dire health effects for the patient.

Medical misdiagnosis and erroneous treatment is form of malpractice that is more common than you think. If you believe that you have been a victim, speaking to an experienced attorney might be beneficial.