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Urgent Conditions and Failure to Diagnose

No one deserves to be turned away from a clinic or emergency room when he or she is truly suffering from a medical condition. However, the consequences of a failure to diagnose a medical condition are not always the same. Some illnesses and injuries need to be treated as soon as possible to prevent major complications; when they are not correctly diagnosed, the results can be disastrous.

The failure to diagnose and treat a major condition can cause severe suffering for patients and their families. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a preventable medical error such as failure to diagnose, contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000 to find out what your options are.

Urgent Conditions

Some conditions will resolve on their own even if they are not diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. However, other conditions need quick professional treatment to avoid lasting disability or even death. These conditions include:

  • Heavy bleeding: Hemorrhaging can become fatal quickly; unfortunately, if the bleeding is internal, emergency room doctors may fail to diagnose it.
  • Head injuries: A severe head injury may appear minor at first. If a doctor fails to monitor the patient’s health closely, he or she can quickly develop major complications.
  • Heart attacks: The failure to diagnose and treat a heart attack is the most common grounds for medical malpractice claims in the US.
  • Certain cancers: Some cancers progress through the body very quickly. If they are not diagnosed in time, the “window of opportunity” for treatment can close.

When one of these conditions strikes, there is no time for medical errors. A doctor who harms patients through preventable errors should be held accountable for the damage he or she has caused.

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If you or someone you love has been the victim of missed diagnosis, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.