MISDIAGNOSIS CAUSES MORE DEATHS PER YEAR THAN COVID-19
Medical malpractice is truly a misunderstood concept. People in the United States can wax political about the state of healthcare, but although there are imperfections in every system, we should all be extremely grateful for the healthcare that we have.
Many people express gratitude for the doctors' tremendous work in the country.
The concept of medical malpractice is not the enemy of the health system or our doctors. Some folks try to argue that insurance premiums increase as a result of medical malpractice lawsuits, or that doctors leave certain states in droves because of lawsuits.
The facts simply do not support these allegations. We can all be sure that the insurance companies are reporting tremendous profits, and our doctors are doing just fine financially. Medical malpractice lawsuits are an important part of our legal system.
Doctors must adhere to a standard of care, and breaching this standard is negligent. If a doctor's negligence results in injury to the patient, the patient has the right to seek a remedy. It is very simple.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
People who claim that medical malpractice lawsuits are unjust or unfair are misinformed. Doctors pay insurance to cover negligence, like drivers obtaining car insurance for potential negligence while driving. The law says that people are entitled to a remedy in the event they are wronged.
One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis and/or failure to diagnose a condition. When medical professionals miss or misinterpret diagnoses, fail to inform patients promptly, it breaches the standard of care.
In Illinois, when people visit their doctor, they expect answers and treatment options. Although many people put their trust and confidence in these medical professionals, mistakes can occur.
Mistakes like this can lead to delays, missed chances for treatment, and serious, even fatal, long-term injuries.
THE ALARMING STATISTICS ON MISDIAGNOSIS
Each year in the U.S., over 12 million adults who seek outpatient medical care receive a misdiagnosis, according to a recent study by BMJ Quality & Safety. That translates to about 5 percent of adults, or 1 out of 20 adult patients.
Not all of these failures to diagnose are actionable. Some diagnostic failures cause minor harm, but many inflict severe suffering on numerous individuals. According to a Johns Hopkins study between 250,000 and 440,000 people die in the US every year due to misdiagnosis, and medical malpractice is the 3rd leading cause of death in the country.
MISDIAGNOSIS INJURIES ARE THE 3RD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE COUNTRY
For the past 11 years, it has been the mission of Zayed Law Offices to fight to obtain a full remedy for victims of negligence. If a medical misdiagnosis harmed you or a loved one, consult one of our experienced malpractice lawyer.
At Zayed Law Offices, we can address doctor misdiagnosis with our ample experience and resources. We are a personal injury trial law firm with an emphasis on medical malpractice including misdiagnosis cases.
Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney for Legal Help Today
If a medical misdiagnosis has caused you to become ill or to undergo unnecessary surgical or medical action, then we can help! At Zayed Law Offices, we truly have the experience and resources in order to remedy any wrongs committed by a negligent doctor's misdiagnosis.