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When a failure to diagnose occurs, take action

People trust doctors to make the best medical decisions possible in any situation. However, this is only possible if doctors make the correct diagnosis from the start. If a condition or disease is misdiagnosed, doctors may fail to treat the actual problem. In some cases, this might mean that a doctor treats a completely different illness, and costs the patient valuable treatment time for the actual problem. However, it can also mean that a doctor fails to treat any illness at all. In either case, patients in Maryland can suffer immensely as a result of this failure to diagnose.

What is Respondeat Superior?

People are seen by medical professionals in a variety of settings. Sometimes people are treated in small independent clinics, other times, in larger regional medical centers, or even in very large hospital systems. In any of these cases, people want to receive the very best care possible. They want their doctors to diagnose and treat their medical conditions with the utmost care. And, in most situations, this is exactly what happens. Doctors successfully identify and treat a person's illness.

Military families struggle with medical malpractice cases

People expect the doctors will do their best to take care of them in their times of need. It doesn't matter whether the doctor is treating a person for a routine problem or in an extraordinary medical situation. People's expectations remain the same: that they will be treated and cared for appropriately.

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Doctors are responsible for diagnosing many serious medical conditions. Many of these conditions, if caught early, can be treated and cured. However, if certain conditions are misdiagnosed, ignored or overlooked, the patient can have serious and lifelong consequences. These consequences can include permanent impairment in some situations. A failure to diagnose can also be fatal in some cases.

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