Furr & Henshaw
Myrtle Beach
843-213-6737
Columbia
803-250-6829
Making You Whole Again

Misdiagnosis is a major medical error

Millions of American, including some who are living in the state of South Carolina, have been subjected to consequences when their doctor made an error in diagnosis. Medical mistakes of this magnitude can have dire consequences that range from prolonged suffering to a worsened medical condition. Some patients have even died as a result of this kind of doctor negligence.

Certain conditions that are misdiagnosed are especially dangerous. These include infections, cancers and diseases. Failure to treat infection often results in catastrophic consequences and might even have the potential to impact entire populations. The failure to detect cancer in patients who are seeking treatment for a mystery ailment can result in the loss of valuable time to reverse the illness. 

An estimated 12 million patients, roughly 5 percent of all medical cases in the United States, experience a misdiagnosis each year. This number is worrisome to many professionals, sparking a determination to minimize the frequency of this major medical error. Practitioners encourage patients to take charge of their health by ensuring that they adequately relay all information and symptoms to their doctors. Following up on lab results and making additional appointments can help to lessen the damage that can incur from a misdiagnosis. 

Lawsuits are brought against practitioners each year due to the failure to properly diagnose a patient. This is often seen as medical malpractice and doctors are held liable. If you believe that you have been the victim of misdiagnosis, speaking to an experienced attorney could be beneficial. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
email us for a response
email us for a response

Contact The Office

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Myrtle Beach Office
1900 Oak Street
PO Box 2909
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

Phone: 843-213-6737
Fax: 843-448-6445
Myrtle Beach Law Office Map

Columbia Office
1534 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-250-6829
Fax: 803-254-7513
Columbia Law Office Map

back to top