Anyone in Connecticut who goes to an emergency room with symptoms of pain or discomfort is looking for a diagnosis that will ease his or her suffering. Many patients can be relieved of their symptoms with immediate or short-term treatment.
Mistakes can happen throughout the health care industry and testing errors can cost patients gravely. Failure to diagnose existing medical conditions and inaccurately diagnosing patients’ illnesses are dangerous mistakes and may leave patients without the care they need.
Every patient wants to trust that his or her physicians are providing high quality of care when it comes to diagnosis, but that doesn’t always happen. Unfortunately doctors everywhere, including in Connecticut, can make diagnostic errors up to 15 percent of the time when a patient first comes to the office, an error that can lead to later accusations of medical malpractice.