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Columbia, SC Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Representing Patients Harmed by Diagnostic Errors

One major medical oversight that can have disastrous effects on patients is misdiagnosis. When a physician or other healthcare professional misdiagnoses a patient or fails to act quickly, the patient may sustain substantial harm. The damage could sometimes be irreversible or in some cases, deadly.

We at Finkel Law Firm LLC are aware of the difficulties you may be having if you or a loved one has received an inaccurate diagnosis. Our misdiagnosis lawyers in Columbia are available to support you in your fight for justice and the full amount of money you are entitled to. Since 1970, we have fought for the rights of injured patients and their families.

For a consultation, call (803) 470-0118 or contact us online. We have offices in Columbia and North Charleston.

What Is Misdiagnosis?

Misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider inaccurately identifies a patient's medical condition.

This can happen in three primary ways:

  • Missed Diagnosis: The condition is not diagnosed at all.
  • Delayed Diagnosis: The correct diagnosis is made, but only after a significant delay.
  • Wrong Diagnosis: An incorrect condition is diagnosed.

Regardless of how it happens, misdiagnosis can lead to severe consequences for the patient. It may result in delayed or incorrect treatment, worsening the condition, or even causing fatal outcomes. Additionally, unnecessary treatments may be administered, posing further risks to the patient’s health.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

While any medical condition can potentially be misdiagnosed, some are more commonly misdiagnosed than others. This is often due to the fact that the symptoms of these conditions can mimic other, less serious conditions. Additionally, some conditions are simply more difficult to diagnose than others. In any case, when a doctor misdiagnoses a condition, the patient may suffer serious harm.

Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions include:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • And more

If you or your loved one suffered harm due to a misdiagnosis, you have the right to take legal action. Our South Carolina misdiagnosis lawyers can help you understand your rights and options during a case evaluation. Call (803) 470-0118 to get started.

To confirm if you have a medical malpractice case, speak with our qualified Columbia misdiagnosis attorneys at Finkel Law Firm LLC. Call (803) 470-0118 or submit an online form.

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