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Failing to diagnose serious illness can have consequences

If you are suffering from a persistent illness or injury, you may go to the doctor to find out what is wrong. Patients expect their physicians to carefully evaluate their symptoms and give them an educated, well-reasoned diagnosis with a plan for treatment.

While most doctors are dedicated to find a cure for their patients' suffering, some physicians may not do a thorough enough job when researching their patients' ailments. Every year, doctors misdiagnose their patients with the wrong illness or fail to diagnose them altogether. Unfortunately, many medical conditions get worse over time. The longer it takes for your doctor to figure out what is wrong, the more severe your medical condition may become.

At our law firm, we believe that negligent doctors should be held accountable for their actions. If a doctor has failed to properly diagnose your condition, we work hard to evaluate your claim and prepare your case for court. In order for your case to be successful, we will have to prove that your doctor failed to act as a reasonable doctor would in similar circumstances. We will likely need to call other medical professionals to testify regarding the standard of care doctors are expected to adhere to and show how your doctor failed to meet the standard. We will also attempt to prove that your doctor's negligence caused you harm that you would not have otherwise experienced.

If you have suffered additional pain as a result of a Maryland doctor's failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.

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