Failure to diagnose is the most common medical malpractice claim. It occurs when a physician fails to identify and properly treat a medical condition. This can happen by misdiagnosing a medical issue or by not diagnosing it at all. While not all actions of the physician leading to a misdiagnosis are considered failure to diagnose, there are some common actions that can be constituted as such. For example, improperly conducting physical exams, or failing to perform regular screenings for high-risk patients, are both common failure to diagnose claims.
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