Saturday, March 14, 2015
Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Lawyer Helps Victims of Missed Diagnosis
In 2013, a study by Dr. Emma Wallace of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland identified the single, topmost reason for lawsuits against doctors: failure to diagnose. The conclusion was made after a thorough analysis of malpractice claims against primary care doctors in the U.S.A., France, Canada, and Australia. Physicians are skilled professionals; however, several situations can cause them to make diagnostic errors. These include a large caseload; error in patient’s records; misleading laboratory reports; or what are known as “cognitive traps”, which may include misanalysing symptoms and stereotyping.