When an individual believes that they may have a serious health issue, they generally seek advice from a medical professional to figure out what is wrong. The public puts a great deal of trust into the doctors and nurses that serve us, especially when it comes to diagnosing health problems. Unfortunately, when a medical professional fails to accurately diagnose a health problem, the patient can suffer devastating effects. A doctor’s failure to diagnose a medical issue can be very serious and in some of the most extreme cases, the results can be fatal.
There are a number of different errors that may happen when it comes to diagnosing a health problem. Some of the most frequent and simultaneously serious health issues that are missed when diagnosing include cancer, appendicitis, and a stroke. Victims of doctors who fail to diagnose these significant ailments are often subject to some of the worst consequences. When it comes to cancer, it is essential that doctors diagnose the illness as soon as possible in order to achieve the best prognosis for the patient. Unfortunately, if a doctor fails to diagnose cancer until it has metastasized or reached Stage 4, it may be too late for any treatment to work.
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The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.