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4 Common Risk Factors for Misdiagnoses and Medical Malpractice (Pt. 2)

September 30, 2014

Wrapping up our two-part blog 4 Common Risk Factors for Misdiagnoses and Medical Malpractice (Pt. 1), below we will continue discussing the factors that most commonly contribute to misdiagnoses in the U.S.

More Common Reasons Why Misdiagnoses Happen So Often in the U.S…

3. The Diffuse State of the Modern Health Care System

The diffuse state of modern health care in the U.S. is a leading risk factor for why misdiagnoses occur so frequently. Call us if you’ve been misdiagnosed in a military facility.

The diffuse state of modern health care in the U.S. is a leading risk factor for why misdiagnoses occur so frequently. Call us if you’ve been misdiagnosed in a military facility.

The state of the modern health care system in the U.S. generally requires people to see different specialists for different medical needs. While this may have some benefits, when it comes to properly diagnosing people’s condition, this can be a significant drawback. This is because, in general, the diffuse state of the modern American health care system ends up meaning that it is very rare that any given medical professional treating a patient has the whole story about that patient’s medical needs and overall health.

In other words, the nature of the health care system in the U.S. can lead to doctors and specialists only having access to a fraction of the information they need in order to make a proper diagnosis of a person’s condition, illnesses and/or impairments.

4. Overconfidence among Doctors

While it may be convenient to think that inexperienced doctors make far more mistakes than experienced doctors, the fact of the matter is that overconfidence among more experienced medical professionals can lead to these physicians:

  • Not asking all of the questions that need to be asked when they see patients
  • Overlooking some symptoms because they think they have pinpointed a diagnosis
  • Failing to reconsider their diagnoses
  • Failing to follow up with patients because they are sure they’ve already correctly diagnosed them. 

What this can end up meaning is that overconfident doctors and specialists who may have extensive experience can end up making the same misdiagnoses as far less experienced physicians.

The Bottom Line with Misdiagnoses

The bottom line with misdiagnoses is that, regardless of the specific risk factors that may have contributed to this form of medical malpractice, the results can be the same in that patients end up suffering.

Military Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Experience & Skills You Can Trust

Have you or a loved one been injured due to a misdiagnosis in a military hospital? If so, the military medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Firm of Ryan & Brown are here to help you. We have the skills and expertise to get you the justice you deserve. Although no amount of money can ever make up for an injury or wrongful death caused by medical malpractice, the compensation we could help you recover will go a long way in covering medical costs and the pain and suffering you have endured.

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