Failure To Diagnose


Failure to diagnose a medical condition is not the same thing as medical malpractice or medical negligence. And just because a medical provider such as a doctor failed to diagnose a certain medical condition doesn’t mean that the medical provider committed malpractice.

Failure to diagnose a medical condition simply means that someone did not diagnose the medical condition.

Sometimes, medical conditions do not have symptoms that would indicate that the patient has a problem. And sometimes, the symptoms are so general in nature as not to indicate that there is something wrong with a patient.

However, failure to diagnose a medical condition can be medical malpractice. If a medical provider misses or ignores a symptom that would indicate a certain medical condition and the patient is injured, there may be medical malpractice or medical negligence. Or if a medical provider fails to require a certain test when the situation indicates that the test should be given and the test would disclose a medical condition, and the patient is injured because of the condition, there may be medical malpractice or medical negligence.

Obviously, every situation is different. If you have any questions whatsoever, talk with a lawyer licensed in your state.

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