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The shocking cost of a misdiagnosis

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2019 | Personal Injury

When a doctor makes a mistake and gives you a misdiagnosis, it can be incredibly costly for you. It’s crucial that you know your rights.

Most people think of a misdiagnosis as the doctor not realizing how serious an issue is. They say you just have a headache because you are stressed out, for example, when you have a brain tumor. By the time someone else figures out it is a tumor, it has grown so much that they can’t operate, and it costs you your life.

But what if it goes the other way? What if the doctor thinks it’s more serious than it is?

For instance, one man went in for gastronomical issues and got a staggering diagnosis: He had cancer. It was in his small intestine. Doctors could treat it, but it was going to be very expensive. It would also cause him a lot of pain and discomfort.

The man was wealthy, so he decided to take on the discomfort and the cost, pouring money into the various treatment options to try to find a cure.

In the end, doctors realized he had never had cancer. He just had some gastric issues. It was simple and should not have cost much to treat. That man then decided to sue the medical professionals who put him through a stressful, painful, expensive experience that he never needed to endure.

As you can see, any type of misdiagnosis takes a serious toll on your life. Be sure you know what legal options you have to work to hold the appropriate medical professionals accountable for their errors.