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What are the most common misdiagnoses that doctors make?

The most important step in treating a patient's medical condition is the diagnosis. When it comes to diagnosis, Maryland residents are no different from most Americans. They tend to trust every single thing their doctors say about their condition. That may be true given that doctors and other medical providers spend a number of years to study and obtain experience before practicing. Despite the fact they are considered experts, doctors are prone to committing medical mistakes such as misdiagnosis.

Conducting investigation on Maryland failure to diagnose

Cancer can spread throughout the entire body. It is an ill-fated disease that affects many families in the U.S., including those Greenbelt, Maryland. Because of the complications and seriousness of this disease, proper and accurate diagnosis is vital. Considering our team's years of experience in handling cancer misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose, which can be found on our page. We can safely say that not all doctors diagnose cancer appropriately.

Will Maryland medical mistakes become a thing of the past?

Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer take more lives. However, medical mistakes are often preventable, which makes the situation a lot more disturbing. Patients, including those in Maryland, upon being released from a hospital, have the right to expect to be disease-free. Imagine their feelings when they discover that they still do not feel well. Fortunately, new information has revealed that hospitals are on the right track in addressing concerns and are slowly making progress.

Communication is key to avoid medical mistakes like misdiagnosis

Communication is something that people do every day, so it is easy to take it for granted. However, effective communication is essential in order to maintain a balanced and even better life. Also, in a medical sense, Maryland residents should know that effective communication can make a difference in preventing medical mistakes such as misdiagnosis. A physician, who also co-authored a book, recently shared essential information as to how patients can properly communicate with their doctors.

Failure to diagnose diabetes may lead to heart attacks

Diabetes is a growing medical issue across the country, including Maryland. The principal forms of the disease currently affect 25.8 million people in the United States. Identifying and treating diabetes is crucial because the disease can create a variety of complications that lead to other potentially fatal health problems. One recent study, for example, found that a growing number of people with undiagnosed diabetes run the risk of heart attacks.

Medical mistakes can have fatal consequences

The majority of medical malpractice claims filed against primary care physicians in the U.S. are the result of serious but preventable medical mistakes. In fact, according to a recent review of studies published in the last two years, the most common reasons patients file medical malpractice claims against primary care doctors involve medication errors and missed diagnosis. Maryland readers may find the following blog on the failure to diagnose and medication errors interesting.

Communication breakdown leading cause of diagnostic errors

Diagnostic errors such as misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose an illness can be incredibly dangerous to a patient's health, especially if the patient is suffering from a chronic disease like cancer. Chronic disease is defined as a condition of long duration and slow progression that can be controlled but not necessarily cured. Cancers, like many chronic diseases, are most treatable if they are detected and treated early.

An early diagnosis can be the difference between life and death

The best bet anyone has for success with a serious medical condition is an early diagnosis. From ovarian cancer to high-blood pressure, early diagnosis and treatment is often the number one difference between those who survive and those who do not. This is also why medical mistakes such as the misdiagnosis of cancer or other serious medical conditions are so serious. Maryland residents should know that ovarian cancer is particularly aggressive and needs to be caught early.

Family files malpractice suit for failure to diagnose meningitis

Last week was Patient Safety Awareness Week in the United States. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness about the many serious acts of medical negligence that occur every year in the United States. According to a report issued by the Institute of Medicine, more than 90,000 people die in the U.S each year from serious medical errors or adverse medical events. Maryland patients may be interested in reading about some of the following statistics.

Hospital negligence results in fatal consequences

It can be difficult for Maryland residents to read about the tragic, sometimes fatal consequences that accompany medical mistakes. Whenever people are seriously injured because of hospital negligence, they have the right to pursue a civil action for monetary relief. The following is the story of one woman's journey, and the fatal consequences of one hospital's negligence.

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