Misdiagnosis

One of the most common types of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. A doctor does not have to physically do anything wrong to be sued for medical malpractice. The ways in which a medical worker can greatly harm a patient is not only with their own hands, but by making a mistake in words or diagnosis.

Medical misdiagnosis can even lead to far worse things than just a small slip of the wrist by a doctor. Medical misdiagnosis is when a doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner leads a patient greatly astray by diagnosing him or her with the wrong disease or disorder. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a negligent health care professional who engaged in medical misdiagnosis, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

The Effects of Medical Misdiagnosis

While medical misdiagnosis may seem to be less serious than a doctor, say, leaving something in a person’s body during surgery, this is not the case. Medical misdiagnosis can lead to:

  • Missed, valuable treatment time, which can be especially dangerous for diseases like cancer.
  • Significantly worsened states of sickness — The ill person will continue to get worse and worse when they have a disease that was misdiagnosed making it much more difficult to treat them if and when the mistake is detected.
  • The treatment for the wrong diagnosis may make the person seriously ill.

Medical misdiagnosis is a serious threat to any ill person.

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