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Illnesses that are commonly misdiagnosed

Families in Chicago may benefit from learning more about which illnesses are most commonly misdiagnosed in the United States. Recent statistics underscore how important it is for patients to seek a second opinion from another physician. Studies indicate that around 10 to 20 percent of all medical cases are effected by a delayed, incorrect or missed diagnosis. Among 528 misdiagnoses sampled in a study, 28 percent resulted in permanent disability or a condition that was potentially fatal. Statistics indicate that there are approximately 12 million conditions misdiagnosed each year.

Delayed treatment can worsen Lyme disease for Illinois residents

Lyme disease is well-known for the damage it can cause. But for people in Illinois, it is not just the disease itself that is an issue. A failure to diagnose Lyme disease can result in delayed treatment and a worsened condition. Patients who have the disease but are unable to have it detected and treated effectively are possibly at risk for prolonged suffering.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

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