What Is Misdiagnosis?
When you consult a physician, pharmacist, nurse, or other healthcare provider, you trust them with your health and expect them to help you feel better, not worse. Unfortunately, sometimes they fail to meet the expected standard of performance and you can end up suffering an injury. Possible injuries resulting from medical malpractice can include misdiagnosis, hospital negligence, surgical errors, and even wrongful death.
When you go to the hospital, the last thing on your mind is the doctor making a mistake. Although infrequent, this happens. And sometimes the medical professionals negligently misdiagnose a patient. This can result in giving a patient medication that may be harmful, and even fatal.