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Failure to Diagnose Illnesses Can Result in Serious Health Consequences

Unless you have an advanced medical degree, you're at the mercy of your doctor to accurately assess your symptoms and recommend a course of action. However, sometimes doctors fail to competently perform this task. Late or missed diagnosis can permanently affect your health, or even prevent you from treating what could have been a survivable condition. Failure to diagnose a stroke can result in additional brain damage or further strokes, and a failure to diagnose cancer can have utterly tragic and fatal results. We trust our doctors to carefully observe our symptoms, and we don't normally obtain additional medical opinions after each visit to the doctor's office. Read on to learn what constitutes a medical malpractice claim for failure to diagnose an illness or condition.

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