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8 Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions in Massachusetts

Published in Medical Malpractice on September 7, 2022

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When a person is in need of medical care, they put their trust into the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who will perform the necessary procedures. Unfortunately, even though medical professionals undergo extensive training, mistakes can still occur. One of the most common forms of medical negligence in Massachusetts is the misdiagnosis of medical conditions.

If you have suffered due to having a medical condition misdiagnosed in Massachusetts, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and losses with the help of the medical malpractice attorneys with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers. We have handled a variety of medical malpractice lawsuits over the years and are dedicated to providing the trusted representation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, you can reach our firm by calling 617-391-9001 or filling out our contact form.

What Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions in Massachusetts?

While doctors and other medical professionals have to undergo years of extensive training and certifications in order to be able to provide patient care, mistakes still happen much more often than people would hope. One common mistake that medical professionals make is the misdiagnosis of a medical condition.

Doctors may miss any medical condition when providing a diagnosis, but certain conditions are misdiagnosed more frequently than others. In many cases, this is due to the fact that certain medical conditions can mimic the symptoms of another. The eight most commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions in Massachusetts include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma and other eye diseases
  • Heart attacks
  • Lyme disease
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Strokes
  • Surgical injuries

Unfortunately, victims of misdiagnosis are often denied medical treatment or told they are imagining their symptoms. When this occurs, not only can it put a patient’s life in severe danger and diminish their quality of life, it can also be extremely emotionally traumatizing as they are told the symptoms they are suffering are not real.

Should You Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer After a Misdiagnosis?

All victims of medical malpractice deserve to be heard. After you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a misdiagnosis, you may be owed compensation for your losses. To get help pursuing the fair compensation you deserve for losses like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, get help from a trusted medical malpractice lawyer. Some ways a Massachusetts misdiagnosis attorney can help you include:

  • Conducting a full investigation into your case
  • Determining the doctor’s error
  • Consulting with medical experts to determine if the mistake falls under medical malpractice
  • Determining the total value of your claim
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Negotiating the best possible settlement
  • Speaking with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Ensuring your questions are answered throughout the process

If you suspect your health has declined due to a doctor’s mistake, do not hesitate to contact a trusted team of medical misdiagnosis lawyers. When you work with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our medical malpractice team is dedicated to ensuring you get justice.

Attorney Kyle Camilleri is a trusted trial lawyer with extensive experience representing clients who have suffered injuries as a result of a misdiagnosis. He is skilled at responding to the demands of sensitive cases that involve severe damages caused by medical negligence. Attorney Bradley Henry is a trusted attorney with the largest personal injury verdict in Massachusetts with the Reckis V. Johnson case. He has been providing dedicated legal representation to clients since 1989.

Speak With a Top-Rated Misdiagnosis Lawyer Today

The medical misdiagnosis lawyers from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for the losses they have suffered. Call 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form to learn more about what our Massachusetts law firm can do for you and to schedule a free consultation.

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