Five Reasons A Flu Diagnosis May Be Missed And Lead To A Connecticut Medical Malpractice Claim
Flu season is officially upon us and while this flu season may be even crazier than in years past there are still some common things that happen each year with influenza. One of these is that medical providers may misdiagnose the flu leading to long-term injury and even death.
While a medical provider missing a flu diagnosis may not automatically lead to a Connecticut medical malpractice case, it can if the provider deviated from the standard of care. If this deviation leads to permanent injury, including death, there may be a case to be had.
Diagnosing the flu incorrectly is not uncommon. Many of the symptoms that are associated with the flu are often mistaken for other illnesses. These symptoms include, but are not limited to;
- Sore throat
- Body aches and pains
- And many others
These symptoms could also indicate something else going on like a simple common cold, bronchitis, or other similar illnesses. While it may be difficult to diagnose these symptoms properly it is important that your provider follows a standard of care in making sure you get the care that you need.
This flu season will be like no other in the history of our country. If you or a loved one believe you were misdiagnosed and it led to permanent injury or death, you may have a Connecticut medical malpractice case. Contact our office immediately and our doctor/attorney and nurse/attorney will review your legal and medical case.