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Medical Malpractice And 3 Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

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When someone can prove that they have become sick or injured due to the negligence of someone else, it is considered a personal injury case. Some examples of personal injury cases include someone getting injured in an auto accident because someone else wasn't following the rules of the road or a person gets injured because they slipped on a wet spot while shopping.

One more example of a personal injury case is called medical malpractice, which occurs when the medical provider is incompetent or negligent in caring for their patient. Medical malpractice not only causes injury; it can also cause death. Unfortunately, in the United States, medical negligence is very common and ranks as the third leading cause of death.

Often, this type of personal injury is the result of being misdiagnosed. Some conditions are more commonly misdiagnosed than others, including these three.

1. Celiac Disease

Considered a genetic autoimmune disorder, celiac disease affects one out of every 133 people in the United States. People with this disease have a difficult time absorbing nutrients into their small intestine.

Often, the symptoms of celiac disease resemble those of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some of these symptoms include diarrhea, indigestion, and excessive flatulence. About 83% of Americans with this disease are either undiagnosed or get misdiagnosed.

2. Lyme Disease

This bacterial infection gets transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Every year in the United States, 30,000 people get diagnosed with Lyme disease. According to the CDC, not every case is reported, which means this number could be much higher.

The number could also be higher because of misdiagnosis. The symptoms, such as fatigue, joint pain, and muscle pain, closely resemble those of chronic fatigue syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia.

3. Fibromyalgia

One of the most prevalent symptoms of this chronic disorder is feeling pain and tenderness throughout the entire body. Many people also experience draining fatigue, insomnia, depression, and brain fog. About ten million people in the United States are affected by fibromyalgia.

Because it is difficult to diagnose, this disorder often gets undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as other health conditions with the same exact symptoms. Some of these conditions include hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, lupus, and Rheumatoid arthritis. These symptoms often come and go, which can make diagnosis even more difficult.

If you have been misdiagnosed and have experienced pain and suffering as a result, there are medical malpractice attorneys in your area that might be able to help. 


18 October 2018