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Do I have a case if my doctor improperly diagnosed me?
Many medical malpractice cases are based on delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis.
When a doctor incorrectly diagnoses—or fails to promptly diagnose—a patient, the patient can miss out on needed treatment and, in turn, suffer serious harm or tragic death. Proving a case of medical malpractice based on delayed or misdiagnosis rests in part on proving the doctor or other medical professional did not follow the diagnostic protocol observed in the industry and that another physician under the same circumstances would not have made the diagnostic error.