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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.

A failure to diagnose can result in a delay treatment for very serious illnesses, conditions and diseases. With today's technology and medical advancements, a failure to diagnose something properly should not occur in most cases. Doctors are held to a high standard to ensure that people get the best medical care possible.

Yet, failures to diagnose conditions still occur. Doctors sometimes fail to notice the signs of cancer, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, cardiac conditions and diabetes. Each of these devastating medical conditions can get worse over time. Even a missed diagnosis that is quickly caught can result in long-lasting consequences for a patient.

When this occurs, patients in Maryland need to understand their legal rights. Legal action, in the form of a medical malpractice lawsuit, might be available against negligent medical providers. The Law Offices of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A. know from experience just how devastating medical malpractice can be. Many Maryland residents may not understand how to go about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, the attorneys at our law firm have filed many of these types of cases. As people recover from their devastating illnesses, our attorneys can focus on the legal side of the case. For more information about medical malpractice lawsuits and failures to diagnose medical conditions, please see our medical malpractice website.

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