What is Differential Diagnosis?
Differential diagnosis is defined as distinguishing a disease or condition from other diseases that have similar signs or symptoms.
Differential diagnosis is sometimes grouped with other types of diagnostic mistakes, including:
Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnosis a related or unrelated disease.
How does Differential Diagnosis affect a patient’s wellbeing?
Many conditions require very specific treatments. Without proper treatment, symptoms may worsen and cause permanent damage and could even be fatal.
Can my doctor/hospital staff be held accountable if they diagnosis me with the wrong condition?
If failing to accurately diagnosis your condition lead to injury or disease that could have been prevented by an accurate diagnosis you very well may be eligible to pursue a medical misdiagnosis/medical malpractice claim.
If you believe your doctor or hospital staff made a preventable error in your diagnosis which resulted in injury or death contact us today.