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Diagnostic errors continue to affect many lives

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

Studies indicate that diagnostic errors remain a constant concern, especially with regard to certain medical conditions. Knowing some health conditions that may be a greater risk of leading to diagnostic errors could help a person prepare to take the necessary steps to avoid similar forms of medical malpractice. 

Health conditions

While diagnostic errors can arise under a multitude of circumstances, studies hold that such issues may be more prevalent with certain health conditions. One example of a condition that may be commonly misdiagnosed could involve lupus and without an accurate diagnosis, it could be difficult to choose a path of care to help minimize the side effects of such a condition. Infections are another example of a condition that could wreak havoc on a patient’s health if left unidentified and untreated. 

Studies indicate that diagnostic errors may also be common among patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease. Similar issues may also affect patients with mental health conditions such as depression. Failure to diagnose any type of medical condition could lead to improper paths of care that do little to help treat a patient and sometimes an inaccurate diagnosis could even carry dire or even fatal repercussions. 

Failure to diagnose

Diagnostic errors are a type of medical malpractice that could leave a person in Delaware with severe or even life-altering injuries or leave family members grieving over an untimely loss. Those who suffer loss or severe harm due to similar forms of negligence may be left with questions about their available legal avenues, but they might not know where to turn for guidance. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation a person is facing and assist in preparing to seek the restitution entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.