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How a Misdiagnosis Can Lead to a Personal Injury

When a patient is misdiagnosed, they can be subjected to unnecessary medical treatments, be forced to undergo painful procedures, and even be prescribed medications that can cause them to suffer additional harm. Misdiagnoses are a form of medical malpractice and can give an injured patient the right to pursue a personal injury claim in order to recover compensation for their losses.

At Obenshain Law Group, we understand how misdiagnoses and other forms of medical malpractice can harm patients. If you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed and suffered harm as a result, you should not hesitate to get qualified legal representation. Our firm can put our experience to work for you and will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

What Is a Misdiagnosis?

A misdiagnosis occurs when a medical professional incorrectly identifies a patient's illness. This can happen for several reasons, including the physician's failure to:

  • Order the correct tests
  • Carefully interpret test results
  • Recognize the symptoms of the illness

As a result, a patient may undergo unnecessary medical procedures such as:

  • Surgery
  • X-rays
  • Chemotherapy

Additionally, a misdiagnosis can lead to the prescription of unnecessary medications. These drugs might worsen the patient's condition and, in some cases, cause drug dependency.

Common Types of Misdiagnosis

There are many different types of misdiagnoses that can occur. Some of the most common types of misdiagnoses include:

  • Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack – A heart attack can be mistakenly diagnosed as indigestion, anxiety, or another condition.
  • Misdiagnosis of a Stroke – A stroke can be mistaken for a migraine or another type of headache.
  • Misdiagnosis of Cancer – Cancer can be wrongly diagnosed as an infection, inflammation, or another condition.
  • Misdiagnosis of an Infection – An infection can be misdiagnosed as a virus or another condition.
  • Misdiagnosis of a Bowel Obstruction – An obstruction can be mistaken for appendicitis, food poisoning, or a urinary tract infection (UTI), or more

Call a Skilled Misdiagnosis Lawyer in Harrisonburg, VA

If you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed, you should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At Obenshain Law Group, we can review your case, determine the best legal strategy for proving your claim, and fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Reach out to Obenshain Law Group by completing an online form or by dialing (540) 318-7360. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Speak with a qualified Harrisonburg misdiagnosis attorney as soon as you can.

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