Interview: Failure to Diagnose

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Misdiagnosis, also known as failure to diagnose, occurs when a doctor fails to correctly diagnose a patient’s condition. This can result from mistakes made during the testing process, and failing to perform certain tests. A common form of misdiagnosis: failing to realize that the patient has cancer, allowing the condition to worsen over time.

We spoke to attorney Kathy McArthur, who handles medical malpractice cases. She says that if you even suspect that misdiagnosis took place, you should contact a lawyer to find out what happened.

Kathy McArthur can be reached at 888-511-3130.

Topics covered in this interview:

  • What is failure to diagnose, or misdiagnosis?
  • Is failure to diagnose a common problem?
  • Are people without insurance more likely to be misdiagnosed?
  • What is the difference between an unsuccessful procedure and medical malpractice?
  • How can you prove that malpractice occurred?
  • Even you if aren’t sure that malpractice occurred, should you still speak to a lawyer?

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.

Author: Kathy McArthur

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