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When doctors get it wrong, there are clues

February 16, 2018

Here is a shocking statistic reported in a recent study:  most people will encounter some kind of diagnostic error in their care at some point in their lifetime.  If you are one of the lucky ones, the misdiagnosis will not cause you any lasting harm.  For many others, however,  misdiagnosis causes profound injury or even death.

In the past, doctors have refused to acknowledge mistakes in diagnosis and/or attempted to cover up mistakes.  Some doctors are trying to change this culture and increase patient safety by tracking diagnostic errors and linking them to common  “symptom sets.”  Once patterns of mistakes are discovered doctors can be warned to avoid such mistakes in the future by being able to identify these high risk “symptom sets.”  This is a positive, preventative approach that will hopefully make medical malpractice due to misdiagnosis less common.

For now, however, as military medical malpractice lawyers we spend much of our time and have had great success uncovering misdiagnoses by military doctors and holding them accountable for harm done to their military dependent patients.  If you or a family member has been injured by the misdiagnosis of a military doctor at any Army, Navy or Air Force facility anywhere in the world, our attorneys can help.  For a free, confidential consultation you may call us at 1-877-695-8757 (24/7), e-mail us at LawHelp@MilitaryMedicalMalpractice.com or by filling out the short form at the top right side of this page.


Source and to read more: http://www.startribune.com/when-doctors-get-it-wrong-there-are-clues-u-study-says/473454913

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