A common way that physical symptoms can be involved in a medical malpractice case is due to an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed medical condition causing the symptoms. As this article explains, failure to diagnose a medical condition can lead to a medical malpractice suit, especially if the undiagnosed or misdiagnosed medical condition causes damage, disability, financial loss, or even death.
Some common misdiagnosed symptoms that may lead to medical malpractice claims include chest pain (may be a heart attack), abdominal pain (could be an appendicitis), coughing (could be lung cancer), severe headache (could be a stroke), breast lump (may be breast cancer), rectal bleeding (could be colorectal cancer), etc. Chronic and ongoing symptoms that are damaging or debilitating may also be grounds for medical malpractice suits, particularly if they result from negligent medical care. For example, chronic pain caused by avoidable post-surgical complications may be grounds for a medical malpractice suit. Other medical symptoms such as infertility problems are also grounds for investigation.
Failure to diagnose medical symptoms and delayed diagnosis are both reasons that patients may seek help to investigate possible medical malpractice claims. If you think your symptoms have been ignored or wrongly assessed contact Medical Malpractice Lawyers toll free 800-295-3959 or by clicking here today.