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Misdiagnosis Archives

What can I do when my depression was misdiagnosed?

When you go to the emergency room or your doctor with a medical complaint, you should expect that your symptoms are taken seriously and given enough attention. You know what is right and what is normal for your body, so it is important that you are listened to.

Was my Lyme disease misdiagnosed for too long?

If you have recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease after spending a long time seeking a diagnosis of your debilitating symptoms, it likely comes as a relief that you finally have a name for the cause of your suffering. However, you probably also feel frustrated about the time you spent suffering and trying to achieve a diagnosis, while your medical provider failed to successfully figure out the problem.

Was my doctor negligent?

When you are seeking medical treatment or are in a hospital, you naturally want to trust that you are in good hands. While doctors are usually competent and highly professional individuals that always put the needs of their patients first, there can be times when a person's health is compromised by the negligent actions of a doctor.

Sjögren’s syndrome is commonly misdiagnosed

Many autoimmune diseases can take years to be correctly diagnosed. When there is a failure to diagnose a condition, it means that a patient suffers unnecessarily. Their condition can worsen significantly, because they are not getting the treatment that they desperately need.

Lyme disease and misdiagnosis

Although Lyme disease has only become part of regular discussion in recent years, it is a surprisingly common and a devastating disease. It occurs four times more often than HIV infections, and the amount of people that have been misdiagnosed is concerning to medical professionals.

Melanoma misdiagnoses are latest dark spot in cancer treatment

With close proximity to ocean beaches in the Savannah area, you are probably well aware of the health dangers of prolonged sun exposure. You know to wear sunscreen while at the beach and know how to spot heat stroke among your friends and family, but do you know how to spot one of the most widespread health dangers of all?

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