There are many conditions that can be misdiagnosed that can kill a patient due to medical malpractice in Kingston, Albany, or anywhere else in New York. It is important that you know what these five are and independently check the symptoms. You are your best advocate. If you know what the symptoms are, you can protect yourself from medical injustice.
Here are the top 5 most dangerous conditions that are often misdiagnosed and can kill a patient:
1. Heart attacks - I just had a heart attack case wherein I recovered $3.6 million. The victim went into the hospital with the classic signs of a heart attack, the EKG came back that the victim was having a heart attack, but they sent her home anyway. She passed away due to a heart rupture caused by the untreated heart attack. These are commonly misdiagnosed in other ways before a victim even has an EKG, such as due to odd diagnoses like acid reflux, gas, heartburn, and even just muscle soreness.
2. Strokes - A stroke can quickly cause permanent damage to a patient. It is absolutely necessary to immediately treat a stroke. When a patient is killed due to a misdiagnosed stroke, the hospital and staff could be liable for medical malpractice.
3. Infections - An infection is actually a rather simple condition to treat, if it is caught early. If an infection is allowed to fester, it can build strength and become much more difficult to treat. It can easily lead to sepsis, or a massive blood infection, which can be deadly very quickly.
4. Appendicitis - This condition affects only about 5% of the population, and can come on with symptoms like a stomach bug, virus, the flu, or other ailment. However, appendicitis can kill and kill quickly if it bursts and is not treated quickly. This can be a very serious medical emergency which takes months or years to recover, can kill, but should be easily fixed.
5. Pulmonary Embolisms - Pulmonary embolisms, or PEs, are clots in a part of the lung. They can quickly be fatal and lead to death before a full spectrum of diagnostics can be run. That is why it is very important for a healthcare professional to remember protocol and aggressively investigate and then aggressively treat a possible pulmonary embolism.
Did you have one of these conditions? Were you injured when it was misdiagnosed or delayed in diagnosis? Let me know and I’ll let you know your rights!
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