Diagnosis Errors

A diagnosis error or misdiagnosis may occur as a result of a failure by a doctor, nurse or other health care practitioner to properly recognize a patient’s symptoms, order appropriate tests, or diagnose a patient’s condition or disease. Timeliness in making a proper diagnosis may also be a significant factor for a patient’s wellbeing. While not every misdiagnosis or error in diagnosis results in a medical malpractice claim, such errors may have been preventable with greater care, skill or timeliness.