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Medical Malpractice: Missed or Delayed Diagnosis

Medical malpractice lawsuits occur when a patient is harmed in some way (by actions, acts of omission, neglect or incompetent) of a medical professional responsible for their care. One area of medical malpractice people don't always understand clearly is misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

For instance, every patient that has received a misdiagnosis of a prevailing medical condition or a delay in the correct diagnosis is not necessarily entitled to medical malpractice damages.

In fact, it is not uncommon for competent doctors to misdiagnosis their patient's conditions or delay in the diagnosis of their patients. The fact is these kinds of errors occur in hospital emergency rooms with some real measure frequency. To bring a medical malpractice claim against a medical professional or institution, certain factor must be proven.

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