Illnesses and conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed
Most people in Arizona know when they are not feeling well and something is not quite right. Sometimes people may also know what may be wrong, such as having a cold, the flu or other common illnesses. However, people do not always know what may be wrong. Other times they may experience symptoms that are common for colds or the flu that are actually indications that something much more serious is wrong. In these situations, people rely on doctors to diagnose what may be wrong and how to treat it.
Doctors also go to school for a long time in order to learn about different potential diseases and conditions and the symptoms to look at to determine what is wrong. However, sometimes doctors do not properly analyze all possibilities or incorrectly determine what disease is causing the problems. If they fail to diagnose a disease incorrectly it can be very detrimental to people's health and a condition that may have been treatable grows worse and becomes much more difficult to treat and control.
Some diseases are more misdiagnosed than others though. Cancer is the most commonly misdiagnosed disease due to the fact that cancer often times presents fairly common symptoms. Heart disease is also commonly misdiagnosed since heart problems can display as anxiety or other issues. Strokes can also be misdiagnosed, especially in young people. Fibromyalgia can also be misdiagnosed as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis since common symptoms include joint pain, muscle fatigue and other symptoms common with those conditions.
People in Arizona assume that doctors will be able to figure out what is wrong with them and be able to treat it. Sometimes this does not happen though, and the situation becomes worse because of a misdiagnosis. If this occurs, people may be able to receive compensation to pay for any medical bills and other damages associated with the misdiagnosis. Experienced attorneys understand these complicated matters and may be able to guide one through it.