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Misdiagnosis in Medical Malpractice Cases

By The Tolson Firm LLC  Apr. 22, 2013 12:50p

Misdiagnosis is a common basis for a medical malpractice claim. Various types of misdiagnosis can occur and are frequently the result of emergency room visits, which are high-pressure and often frantic work environments. Still, that is no excuse for hospitals, whose administrators are responsible for ensuring that emergency rooms are properly staffed to handle their caseload, no matter how demanding.

Misdiagnosis can include a medical practitioner diagnosing a patient improperly, claiming the individual has a condition which he or she does not have. This can be followed by prescribing a treatment or medications which will not handle the symptoms and may actually cause added harm. Another form of misdiagnosis is the failure to properly identify the cause or likely outcome of symptoms, such as when a heart attack or stroke is not prevented when it could have been by addressing certain symptoms. This may be a result of the physician stating nothing is wrong or that the symptoms are merely a passing thing, caused by "something you ate," or assigned to some other unimportance.

Misdiagnoses can have tragic results, such as patients who are left with major diseases or conditions left untreated or improperly treated, such as cancer, brain injuries, heart disease, and more. When such instances occur, the individual involved may have grounds for legal recourse against the hospital, clinic, or doctor responsible.

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The Tolson Firm, LLC, with offices in Atlanta, is one of the most highly-respected medical malpractice firms in Georgia as well as the nation. Lead Attorney Audrey Tolson has years of practical experience as a litigator and has put together an elite legal staff devoted to helping the injured obtain the justice they deserve. The firm has received a Superb 10 out of 10 rating by Avvo and has been recognized as Super Lawyers. Attorney Tolson has additionally been listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the state. The firm has achieved outstanding case results, including multi-million dollar awards for clients.

Because medical malpractice is a complicated and demanding legal field, it is vital that you seek an experienced and proven legal representative to advocate on your behalf. Contact the firm to speak to one of the attorneys about your case in a free case consultation.

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