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Failure to Diagnose

Medical malpractice is defined as “an act of action or omission” by a healthcare professional that results in injury to the patient. Many people are unaware that medical malpractice encompasses a great variety of acts or non actions. The act of omission in medical malpractice can be just as bad, if not worse, as a health care professional actively doing something wrong. The most common form of omission in medical malpractice is known as failure to diagnose.

Failure to diagnose occurs when a patient comes in complaining of certain symptoms but the doctor fails to diagnose the patient with the disease or disorder that is afflicting them despite their complaints. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a negligent doctor who failed to diagnose a serious disease or disorder, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

Avoiding Failure to Diagnose

If you continue to have medical symptoms even after a doctor gives you a clean bill of health, there are things that you can do to ensure your own safety. If you are still concerned about your health, consider:

  • Doing research on your own
  • Asking your doctor additional questions about the symptoms you have been having
  • Getting a second opinion

Never be afraid to ask your doctors enough questions to feel secure in your diagnosis.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical failure to diagnose, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.