Milwaukee Wrong Diagnosis Lawyer

Every year, countless Americans die or are injured due to a medical error. These errors often result from a wrong diagnosis due to the negligent actions of a medical professional. If your injury or condition is misdiagnosed, it is unlikely that you will receive the correct treatment plan to help you recover. Not only will you not receive the treatment you need, but the treatment you are given may actually do you harm.

If you’ve been injured due to a wrong diagnosis, contact the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today for help. Call us at (414) 271-0900.

Common Incorrect or Missed Diagnoses

A medical professional could fail to correctly diagnose any disease or ailment, but some conditions are more dangerous than others when it comes to an incorrect or missed diagnosis. Some of these include:

  • Breast, cervical, prostate, ovarian, testicular, and lung cancers
  • Heart attack
  • Appendicitis
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Diabetes
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bacterial Meningitis

Types of Wrong Diagnosis

A wrong diagnosis occurs when a physician fails to identify correctly a disease, particularly when the condition is rare or has general symptoms. These diagnoses come in four types.

  • Wrong disease diagnosed: occurs when a doctor diagnoses one disease but the patient really has another
  • Healthy but Diagnosed as Ill: a rare form of wrong diagnosis but some patients have been diagnosed as having a disease but are really perfectly healthy
  • Sick but Diagnosed as Healthy: a healthy diagnosis is given to a patient that really is not healthy
  • Subtype of Disease Misdiagnosed: this occurs when the doctor gets the first part of the disease correct but misses the subtype. An example would be diagnosing someone with Type 1 Diabetes when they really have Type 2

Contact Us

A wrongly diagnosed condition can result in serious, potentially fatal, consequences for the patient. If you have been wrongly diagnosed, you may be eligible to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the responsible party. The Milwaukee medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are here to help you pursue these claims. Contact us today by calling (414) 271-0900.

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