Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that can be acquired in the outdoors, usually in wooded and grassy areas. It is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium commonly harbored and spread by deer ticks. Because symptoms of this illness vary greatly, health professionals sometimes mistakenly diagnose Lyme disease as something else.
Early manifestations of the disease include rash and flu-like symptoms. As the disease progresses, painful joints and neurological disorders are sometimes evident. Undetected and untreated Lyme disease may result in cognitive conditions and heart rhythm disorders, such as arrhythmia.
The delayed diagnosis of Lyme disease is highly preventable if doctors performed thorough tests to rule out other diseases, such as the ELISA test, Western blot test, or PCR. If you believe medical negligence is the cause of an injurious missed diagnosis in Wisconsin, seek legal help on how to fight for justice and compensation. Speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.