Diagnostic Errors Top Cause for Successful Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice refers to a preventable medical error which results in harmful effects on a patient, usually on the part of a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional. In the event of medical malpractice, patients are entitled to pursuing litigation to obtain compensation for loss of work and wages, pain and suffering, loss of life, medical expenses, and more. According to new research, diagnostic errors make up about 1/3 of medical malpractice claims in the last several years. If you are a victim of a medical diagnostic error, rest assured our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers of Brown & Barron, LLC will fight for you in an effort to deliver you the most beneficial results possible.
Despite the fact that diagnostic errors are the main source of successful medical malpractice cases, not much is being done to prevent these deadly mistakes from happening over and over again. In some instances, patient deaths may have been prevented had there been a correct diagnosis--in others, the patient in question may have lived a far more positive quality of life or even been spared more aggressive treatment or procedures.
The most common diagnostic errors include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Mistaking an ectopic pregnancy for appendicitis
- Mistaking dizziness for a stroke
- Mistaking heartburn for more serious aortic problems
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At Brown & Barron, LLC, we are willing to go the distance in an effort to hold responsible parties accountable for all the pain and suffering they have caused you. Our Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys will treat your case with the urgency and attention to detail it deserves, as medical diagnostic errors can potentially ruin your life. Our legal team won’t stand for this, as protecting your rights is our ultimate priority.
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