How Common is a Misdiagnosis?
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How Common is a Misdiagnosis?

Even doctors make mistakes. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we want to ensure that you understand how frequently doctors misdiagnose patients in case it happens to you.


Some experts believe that around 5% of all adults who seek outpatient care have received a misdiagnosis. To put that in perspective, a BMJ Quality & Safety study estimates that approximately 12 million US adults have been misdiagnosed by a medical professional. These errors can be harmful, leading a patient’s undiagnosed condition to worsen while the patient receive and pay for unnecessary treatments.

The study also found that some medical experts are well aware of their errors, with as many as 54% of certain doctors surveyed admitting to making a diagnostic error around once or twice a month.

What’s Next?

If you doubt your diagnosis, you should speak with another medical professional to get a second opinion.

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we know how negatively a misdiagnosis can impact someone’s life physically, emotionally, and financially. If you were harmed by the negligence of another person or party, you have the right to hold them accountable for their actions.

South Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Our South Florida medical malpractice attorneys are here to assist you throughout the process of pursuing justice for your wrongdoing. Medical professionals owe their patient’s a standard duty of care, and we will work hard to ensure these professionals are held accountable.

Fill out a consultation request form or call our legal office at (866) 629-1061 to get in touch with one of our legal experts.


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