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Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose Diabetes

Failure to diagnose a medical condition often results in the development of complications that may be life threatening or cause a patient to use medication for the rest of life. Failure to diagnose diabetes often causes serious complications such as diabetic coma that may also cause death. This article focuses on the causes and effects of failure to diagnose diabetes and the action to be taken if medical negligence is the cause of your suffering.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a medical condition characterized by increased levels of blood glucose because of the inability of the body to metabolize it appropriately. This develops due to inability of pancreas to secrete sufficient amounts of insulin or due to insulin resistance i.e. insulin fails to show its effects.

Complications caused due to failure to diagnose diabetes

Damage to circulatory system and the heart begins in the pre-diabetic state. Damage to the crucial circulatory system and development of other complications can be controlled by diagnosing the pre-diabetic condition. Some of the complications that develop due to failure to diagnose diabetes include:

· Kidney failure

· Vision impairment.

· Damage to circulatory system.

· Heart diseases.

· Amputation of legs or arms due to impaired blood circulation to the extremities.

Causes for failure to diagnose diabetes

Majority of the people have pre-diabetic condition that remains undiagnosed. Whenever they visit the doctor for diabetic related issues they will be given treatment for other conditions without considering the root cause, the diabetes. This is because they may not be showing signs of diabetes. However, in certain cases carelessness of doctor is the cause for not diagnosing diabetes. Diabetes may remain undiagnosed due to following reasons

· Not performing requisite diagnostic tests

· Faulty blood sugar test results

· Faulty equipment

· Not interpreting the test results appropriately

· Not following the guidelines essential for testing fasting blood sugar and random blood sugar. For fasting blood sugar test the patient has to be put on an overnight fasting failing which the results will be inaccurate.

· Failure to suggest follow-up visits in case of diagnosing pre-diabetic symptoms.

What to do in case of medical negligence in diagnosis diabetes?

If you feel that negligence of a doctor is the cause for delay in diagnosing diabetes or the pre-diabetic condition seek assistance of medical malpractice attorney. The lawyer will analyze the case and takes requisite steps for proving medical negligence. A medical witness, an established and respectable medical expert, will study the details of the case.

The medical expert will check through the diagnosis notes given by the doctor, number of visits the patient has made to the doctor, treatment suggested for treating the condition, diagnostic tests suggested, and side effects or warnings suggested by doctor if the patient has been put on medication, etc. If the medical expert finds medical negligence during their course of scrutiny, the doctor can be held liable for the suffering of the patient which increases in possibility since that medical expert will testify against that doctor in court or arbitration.

Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW) and our team of marvelous medical malpractice litigators at RMFW Law LLP are committed to helping clients that suffer due to a doctor's failure to diagnose diabetes. Our experts will evaluate your case for free and work towards getting the compensation you deserve. Call 212 697 9280 to schedule an appointment now. You do not have to pay anything upfront.

You do not have to pay us anything until we secure the settlement that hopefully impresses you. Nothing is settled until you are satisfied.

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