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Main reasons for medical lawsuits include failure to diagnose

Failure to diagnose is one of the main reasons that cardiologists face legal action from former patients. Occasionally, failure to diagnose is caused by incorrect test results, other medical issues or heart conditions that can mask more serious heart issues. When patients suffer because of accidental misdiagnosis and medical mistakes, legal action is an option.

There are other reasons why doctors get sued by patients. Some of the additional reasons include mismanagement of a patient's overall health care. It may be difficult to prove that a person has suffered from mismanaged medical care, but it is still possible for Maryland residents to take legal action if necessary. It is important for doctors to be familiar with a patient's medical treatment so as to properly treat physical conditions.

Doctors can also face lawsuits because of improper treatment or incorrect medication management. Other issues can include mistakes made during surgery or other medical procedures. Patients can essentially take legal action against any time they feel that they have been the victim of improper medical treatment in any capacity.

Failure to diagnose is just one reason why Maryland residents may consider taking legal action. Doctors can be held liable for mistakes, misdiagnosis, surgery errors and more. When a patient suffers further because of doctor errors, it is important to explore legal action options as soon as possible. Even in cases where patients may assume that they have no case, it could still be possible to pursue wrongful death or personal injury compensation. It is important to remember that patients have rights and the means to control their own health care.

Source:, Top 5 Reasons Cardiologists Get Sued, Todd Neale, March 14, 2014

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