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Thousands of Potential of Medical Misdiagnosis Lawsuits Go Unfiled

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The vast majority of medical misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose lawsuits are not filed, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. These potential medical malpractice lawsuits are not brought to the attention of a medical malpractice lawyer, because a vast majority of medical misdiagnosis errors go unreported.

About 500 million primary care visits result in an estimated 500,000 misdiagnosis opportunities, according to study conducted at the Veterans Administration hospital system in Texas. Half of the doctors surveyed said they encountered at least once instance of a medical misdiagnosis per month. However, many of the doctors said they were unlikely to report a medical misdiagnosis.

If a doctor does not report a medical misdiagnosis, affected patients may not be aware that they could have a potential medical misdiagnosis lawsuit. They also may not be aware that a potentially life-threatening health problem is going untreated. For some, a delayed diagnosis could come too late.

A medical misdiagnosis lawsuit can help compensate victims and their families for the injuries that may otherwise have been prevented. While the process may seem time consuming, the medical malpractice team at Anapol Schwartz pursues every detail of each client’s case in order to maximize recovery. Clients and their families can rest assured that they’ll be informed every step of the way, so they can focus on getting well.

Medical malpractice settlements can provide compensation for:

  • Long-term care
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Burial expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Long-term disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The only way to know if you or a loved one is a victim of a medical misdiagnosis is to consult a medical malpractice lawyer. Each state limits the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit, so calling immediately can preserve a victim’s legal rights and take the first step toward seeking compensation.

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  1. jc says:
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    Thousands of potential legal malpractice suits also go up filed. That is because the average person does not know that the average lawyer filing a medical malpractice suit is an unqualified bozo. While it takes a doctor years and years of training in order to hange his shingle out as a specialist, all a lawyer has to do is finish law school, pass the state bar and go sue a doctor! No wonder plaintiff attorneys lose 85% of their cases at trial! No other field in the American economy has a failure rate that high!

  2. jc says:
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    Let’s talk about some of the incompetent bozo plaintiff attorneys who file these cases. I had a case filed against me because of a typographical mistake on a report for which I had no responsibility for and had zero effect on the patient’s outcome. What happened was that I dictated an accurate report which was sent to the referring doctor. A year later, when my report was put on the electronic medical system at my hospital, a typist, who copied the report made a typographical error and that report was sent to the plaintiff attorney who then sued me for 6 years! The case was eventually thrown out, but not before the bozo plaintiff attorney asked for $200k. So why should I not be allowed to countersue an incompetent bozo like that? All you plaintiff attorneys want everyone held accountable except YOU!