Can the Dr. be liable for not diagnosing a child in dka and not detecting she had type 1 diabetes?

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This happened 2 years ago this Oct. My daughter was sick. We went to her ped.Dr. I told him her symptoms. cranky, not eating, randomly throwing up, drinking tons and I could hear her breathing, and not sleeping at night...He told me I was reading too much into it and that she was teething, and to take her for ice cream!!!

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Misdiagnoses are a common but increasingly irritating part of the medical industry. There are times that a misdiagnosed individual can sue for medical malpractice, but this is contingent on some very specific details. If your child was not harmed by her illness and recovered quickly without the need for medical attention, then chances are that your case won’t have enough merit to make it to court. If your child was suffering and was near death when you took her to the hospital, and she was then saved through medical attention when the doctors discovered that she had type 1 diabetes, this would be more reason to sue. This is because you would have mounting medical bills and would have the doctor’s records to prove that your child was placed in blatant danger as a result of a misdiagnosis. If you don’t believe that you have the grounds for a medical malpractice suit, you can still feel free to write a letter of complaint to the hospital concerning the incident. Even if your child is not necessarily harmed by the misdiagnosis, it is not professional to dismiss symptoms. If you believe that your attorney was being negligent when he misdiagnosed your daughter, then you should complain about the issue. Talk to a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer today if you need more information. If your child was significantly harmed or the misdiagnosis caused you to pay an exorbitant amount in medical bills, then you may want to look into the possibility of suing. You will want to hire a competent personal injury lawyer to come alongside you and compile a portfolio of proof before your head to court. Some states have caps on their medical malpractice settlements, so it is important to keep this in mind when you pursue your claim.

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