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Brain Damage and Medical Misdiagnosis

Posted in Blog, Brain Damage & Stroke on September 01, 2009

Medical misdiagnosis is one of the most common medical errors committed in this country every day that endangers the lives of thousands. The misdiagnosis of symptoms or the failure to diagnose a medical condition quickly and accurately can, and does mean the difference between life and death for thousands of Americans on a daily basis.

Statistics show that over 40% of medical malpractice claims result from a healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose a condition or disease correctly. A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose often results from improper diagnostic testing. The misreading or misunderstanding of the results of the tests or a total failure to even recognize the presenting symptoms also contribute to the possibility of a misdiagnosis.

Brain damage caused by a medical misdiagnosis is usually the result of an interruption of oxygen to the brain that goes undetected such as in a stroke, an infection, or birth injury.

You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, loss of current and future income, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering and any other expenses incurred due to the failure to diagnose a medical condition resulting in brain damage.

Have your or someone you care about suffered brain damage or died as a result of a medical misdiagnosis? Please contact the expert medical malpractice attorneys Michael L. Weiss and Robert E. Paarz of Weiss & Paarz, P.C. who are ready to assist you in obtaining the financial compensation you deserve.

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