What Is The Difference Between Misdiagnosis And Delayed Diagnosis?

Diagnostic errors are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. When a physician’s diagnosis leads to mistreatment, delayed treatment, or death, the patient and their surviving family members suffer greatly. However, diagnostic errors are not automatically medical malpractice claims. Instead, a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis must be a preventable error made through negligence. What is a Misdiagnosis Error? Misdiagnosis can lead to serious health issues or even death if the patient is not treated for the […]

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