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Is a misdiagnosis considered medical malpractice?

A misdiagnosis is not by itself medical malpractice because not every doctor is held to be perfect. But if the doctor, in his or her field, misdiagnoses you and doesn’t use appropriate diagnostic methods, and doesn’t abide by the appropriate standards of care of their specialty, and that’s what caused the misdiagnosis, then the doctor can be liable for the misdiagnosis and that misdiagnosis can be considered medical malpractice. That’s why you should go to a lawyer right away after you feel you’ve been misdiagnosed and if this misdiagnosis has caused you serious problems.
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