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Am I at risk of fibromyalgia?

Posted on March 17, 2015 2:55 pm under Medical Malpractice

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that occurs when the brain overreacts to pain signals sent by nerves. Because fibromyalgia mimics other musculoskeletal conditions, physicians who neglect to check for fibromyalgia might end up prescribing unnecessary treatments that might ultimately compromise a patient’s health.

One way doctors can check if a person’s symptoms indicate fibromyalgia is by carefully assessing his or her risk of developing the disease. For an accurate fibromyalgia diagnosis, doctors would likely need to consider these risk factors:

  • Infections – Presence of certain infections might trigger fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Genetics – A family history of fibromyalgia makes one prone to this disease
  • Emotional or physical trauma – Disorders such as PTSD has been associated with this disease

If you think negligent diagnostic care has been the result of a damaging fibromyalgia misdiagnosis, our team of medical malpractice attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you learn about the many legal options available to you to seek justice and compensation. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your situation.