10/07/2013 // LifeCare123 (Press Release) // The Life Care Solutions Group // (press release)
Statistics suggest that an estimated 40,000 deaths are caused by a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of patients’ conditions in the U.S. Many patients make the decision to trust in the recommendations of health care providers due to the expectation that they are knowledgeable and well trained when it comes to providing patients with the appropriate standard of care. When a doctor makes a medical mistake such as misdiagnosing one’s condition or failing to properly diagnose a health problem in a timely manner, the consequences can be life altering for patients as well as the negligent health care professional.
Common complaints reported by patients who have been injured by a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis include:
• A failure by a doctor to administer necessary tests
• The overlooking of a patient’s described symptoms
• The misreading of test results
• A delay in beginning treatment for conditions that are known
• A failure to recognize symptoms inherent in a patient that may be linked to a serious condition
Several factors may play a role in a patient being improperly diagnosed with a condition or diagnosed after a health complication has advanced to a more serious stage. Overcrowding of medical care facilities, understaffing, poor training, and funding issues are a few of the problems that can lead to these types of medical errors, and put the health of patients in jeopardy.
Individuals who have been injured as a result of a medical mistake such as a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can request help from The Life Care Solutions Group to assess their medical and legal options. Dealing with an injury caused by any type of medical error can be extremely challenging and have a significant impact on one’s quality of life. The Life Care Solutions Group can provide support for injured patients seeking a Concord medical malpractice law firm or other source of help. Those with questions on how to receive assistance can contact Life Care today and request a free case review.
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