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Misdiagnosis of Serious Medical Conditions

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The human body presents itself and its illnesses in different ways. Our body can display many symptoms that may be consistent with more than one disease. This can easily lead to a misdiagnosed condition. Misdiagnosis can significantly impact your life and well-being. Wrongfully identifying a medical condition can result in administering the wrong treatment and even a wron

gful death.

A simple cough could mean a cold, or it could be a symptom of lung cancer. Chest pain could be related to a cold or signal a heart attack.

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we know misdiagnosis can result in additional expensive treatment,

emotional trauma, and possibly the development of another medical issue that wasn’t there in the first place. This is the exact reason why we are aggressive in representing the victims of misdiagnosis and malpractice and helping them get the full compensation they deserve.

Common Types of Misdiagnosis

When we experience common symptoms, it is possible for healthcare professionals to interpret them in a multitude of ways. Furthermore, since many of us express symptoms of certain conditions in different ways, it can also make it more difficult for our physicians to quickly diagnose us without running further medical tests. Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions include acute cardiovascular disease, certain forms of cancer, and stroke.

Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

If a physician fails to properly diagnose and treat a clot in the lungs, it can be fatal. These types of clots generally form deep in the veins of the legs known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and then travel to the lungs. Common symptoms of DVT include:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Tachycardia
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath

If you experience any of these symptoms, especially after a surgical procedure, your doctor will need to quickly perform an array of tests in order to properly diagnose a pulmonary embolism. PE is typically misdiagnosed as pneumonia, pleuritic pain, or myocardial infarction.

Aortic Dissection

Another commonly misdiagnosed medical condition is aortic dissection. This serious medical condition occurs within the inner layer of the aorta in the heart. When the inner layer tears, blood fills the space and forces the innermost and middle layers of aortic tissue apart. If the condition is not quickly addressed and the dissection cuts off blood to the coronary arteries, it can result in death.

Symptoms of aortic dissection can be mistaken for other conditions, leading to a misdiagnosis. Symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Severe chest and back pain
  • Pulse abnormalities
  • One-side body paralysis

Stroke

Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability. If a stroke is not properly diagnosed because your doctor confused the symptoms for another condition, it could lead to severe injuries such as brain damage, loss of motor skills and memory, inability to speak, and partial paralysis. Common symptoms of stroke include:

  • Intense headache
  • Confusion
  • Loss of vision
  • Weakness in the limbs
  • Heaviness or paralysis on one side of the body
  • Difficulty processing and forming speech

Call a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

If believe that you or a loved one has suffered additional injuries due to a misdiagnosis by a medical professional, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York medical malpractice attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.

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