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The illnesses that doctors often misdiagnose

When going those see a doctor with an illness that is negatively affecting your life, you have no choice but to put your trust into the medical practitioner and have faith that they will properly diagnose you, and prescribe the best treatment to bring you back to health. However, there are some conditions that have been thoroughly researched, yet doctors fail to diagnose their patients with the disease frequently.

Just because these diseases are difficult to diagnose does not mean that doctors cannot be held responsible for their failure, especially when the failure to diagnose has negatively affected your life, or even led to a more serious illness. The following blog will provide a brief overview of two of the most frequently missed diagnoses.

Ovarian Cancer

The early stages of ovarian cancer are not usually marked by any symptoms, which makes the disease difficult to diagnose. But some minor symptoms that a doctor should be able to be alerted by, as well as risk factors such as age, should mean that competent doctors can correctly make a diagnosis.

Heart disease

Heart disease has a reputation for existing among men, however this misunderstanding often means that women suffer misdiagnoses. The reality is that one in three women have cardiovascular disease, but symptoms are either hard to spot or difficult to assign directly to this disease.

If you believe that you were wrongly diagnosed, or if you believe that your treatment was delayed because a doctor was too slow at making a correct diagnosis, then you may be able to claim damages. It is advisable to speak with a trusted attorney to learn more about your rights.

Source: Prevention, "7 diseases doctors miss," accessed Sep. 20, 2017

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