Top 5 Neurological Misdiagnoses in the US

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Did you know that medical misdiagnosis is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.? Due to the nature of neurological disorders, the likelihood of physician misdiagnoses is exceptionally high. 

With that in mind, if you or a loved one has suffered injuries or unnecessary harm due to a misdiagnosed neurological condition, you may be eligible for maximum compensation. 

Contact The Trial Offices of Bradley I. Kramer. M.D., ESQ. today for a free case evaluation with a proven medical malpractice lawyer today. Continue reading to learn about the top five neurological misdiagnoses in the U.S. 

1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Recent studies have shown that more than 50% of MS patients are misdiagnosed for at least three years. That’s because MS can be easily confused with conditions like: 

  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Cerebral small vessel disease
  • Inflammatory, infectious, and metabolic conditions 
  • Many other functional neurological disorders

2. Epilepsy

Approximately one-fourth of patients with Epilepsy receive a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Without the proper tools, observation, and attention, a physician can easily mistake Epilepsy for other conditions. 

However, that’s no excuse for a misdiagnosis. If your doctor has misinterpreted your EEG or otherwise made an error in diagnosing symptoms of Epilepsy, you may be eligible for maximum compensation under California medical malpractice laws.  

3. Stroke

Unfortunately, due to the nature of strokes, many emergency room physicians misdiagnose strokes and fail to treat the core causes. Failure to diagnose a stroke quickly can result in irreparable damage. Failure to correctly diagnose a stroke can occur under the following conditions, but not limited to: 

  • Failure to consider a patient’s medical history
  • Failure to order the correct diagnostic tools or administer the proper medications
  • Misinterpreted test results 
  • Failure to notice widely recognized stroke symptoms 

4. Dementia

Various disorders and conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, severe head injuries, Parkinson’s disease, depression, and many other causes can be the culprit of dementia. With that in mind, it can be challenging for a physician to diagnose and treat Dementia properly. That’s especially true for elderly patients. However, that’s no excuse for failure to diagnose. 

5. Migraines

Although a migraine seems like a benign condition, it’s not. It affects more than 30 million people a year. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from migraines receive the wrong diagnosis. As a result, they receive unnecessary medical care that can lead to further harm or lifelong medication addiction. 

Contact a Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Florida

If you or a loved one have suffered a neurological misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, contact a top medical malpractice lawyer in California as soon as possible. The Malpractice lawyers at The Trial Offices of Bradley I. Kramer. M.D., ESQ. are uniquely qualified to help. 

Our lawyers are not typical attorneys. We’re also medical doctors. That means we know how to identify instances of possible medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnoses, negligence, and more. 

Contact us today at 323-746-0087 for your free initial case evaluation. 

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