Bend Misdiagnosis Lawyer

Misdiagnosis is a common form of medical malpractice that can have disastrous effects for the patient. If you have been injured through misdiagnosis, contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC today. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers are tough legal advocates for injured people.

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What Is Misdiagnosis?

Misdiagnosis is a type of medical error involving an incorrect diagnosis of an illness or condition. In such a case, the doctor says you have certain illness or condition, but the diagnosis is incorrect. A missed diagnosis is similar to misdiagnosis. It involves a lack of diagnosis, which can lead to incorrect treatment or no treatment at all.

Facts about Misdiagnosis

According to the National Practitioner Databank, the total sum paid out was $3,925,073,250. Medical malpractice claims for medical errors in diagnosis accounted for a full 34% of that amount.

Types of Diagnostic Errors

Physicians and healthcare professionals can make diagnosis errors in several different ways, including:

Misdiagnosis in Emergency Rooms

Because of increased time pressure, the incidence of misdiagnosis is much higher in emergency rooms. Unfortunately, because of the severe nature of injuries and illnesses typically treated in emergency rooms, misdiagnosis is more likely to have harmful effects. Less common conditions are also likely to be misdiagnosed in emergency rooms.

Examples of illnesses and conditions commonly misdiagnosed in emergency rooms include:

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Medical malpractice claims are highly regulated cases, involving complex legal and medical issues and often requiring the testimony of expert witnesses. Our medical malpractice trial lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue a claim for compensation. Call us right away to schedule a consultation if you have been a victim of misdiagnosis.