You check yourself into the hospital and you are discharged with the doctor’s essentially saying that everything is ok.
Once home, you discover that your symptoms have gotten worse.
Now, you are wondering how your doctor misdiagnosed your condition.
One way in which doctors misdiagnose medical conditions in the ER is by not getting a complete history of the patient. This can be very problematic because the doctor may miss very important information needed to get to the correct diagnosis.
Second, doctors neglect to order tests to either confirm or rule out a possible diagnosis. When this occurs, the doctor is needlessly endangering the patient because the doctor is essentially “guessing” as to the cause of the patient’s problems.
This is the exact opposite of what is required and taught in a good differential diagnosis.
Third, the doctor does order tests but the tests are either misread or not read at all. The problems associated with this error are pretty self-explanatory.
If an emergency room misdiagnosis is what has caused your medical injury, and if this happened to you in Maryland, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.