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Cancer misdiagnosis more common than doctors realize

Misdiagnosis is one of the leading causes of preventable medical error that occur in the United States each year. While some medical mistakes or failures in diagnosis may be benign, others are very serious. This is especially true when it comes to the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose certain cancers. Maryland readers may find the following blog on medical malpractice and the misdiagnosis of cancer in the U.S. interesting.

Misdiagnosis is a leading cause of malpractice awards

Maryland readers familiar with this blog have read about the problems associated with misdiagnosis in the medical community in the past. Misdiagnosis refers to forms of hospital negligence involving an inaccurate or mistaken diagnosis, or the failure to diagnose an illness or medical condition altogether. In any case, the misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition can have serious, even life-threatening consequences.

Doctor sued for medical malpractice after misdiagnosis

Medical malpractice and doctor's errors occur everyday across the country. While in the majority of cases patients avoid serious and life-threatening personal injuries, in some cases they do not. Among the most dangerous doctor's errors that occur in hospitals are those involving failures in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of serious conditions. Maryland residents may find the following blog on failures in diagnosis interesting.

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