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A failure to diagnose should not be ignored

Maryland residents trust their doctors to make appropriate medical decisions on their behalf. Most people do not have the skills necessary to diagnose themselves with an illness or injury. Instead, people turn to doctors to make these important decisions. When doctors failed to live up to people's expectations it can be difficult for people to understand how to move forward.

The doctor, in these situations, has likely broken the trust that the individual has placed in them. The trust -- that the doctor knows and understands certain medical conditions -- is essential as people turn to them for care. When this trust is broken, individuals can suffer serious consequences. Not only do people have to deal with strong emotions, they may be left suffering medically.

A failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis can lead to worsened medical condition. Sometimes, a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can lead to a person's death.

There is legal recourse available to victims of medical malpractice. With the right help, individuals can take legal action against the doctors. If the doctor failed to notice the signs or symptoms of the disease, failed to run the right tests or otherwise ignored a patient's family history, then the doctor may be negligent. An attorney is often necessary in these cases to help individuals sort through all the facts in the case.

The attorneys at our law firm have years of experience working with Maryland residents who are dealing with the aftermath of a doctor's broken trust. Our attorneys can help individuals sort through the medical and legal challenges they now face. We can file appropriate medical malpractice claims against the doctor, hospital or any other facility responsible for the error. We can help individuals receive the compensation they need to recover from medical malpractice.

For more information about failure to diagnose, its effect on Maryland patients and our law firm, please see our failure to diagnose webpage.

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