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3 Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

3 Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

Any medical malpractice lawyer will have seen a fair share of misdiagnosis lawsuits. Some medical conditions can be misdiagnosed more often than others.

Any medical malpractice lawyer will have seen a fair share of misdiagnosis lawsuits. Unfortunately, misdiagnosed medical conditions are a common occurrence in hospitals all over Maryland. It’s a serious matter because not only does the current health issue not get properly diagnosed and treated, but a misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary and expensive treatment. Some medical conditions can be misdiagnosed more often than others. Even competent and skillful doctors could potentially mistake symptoms of one condition for another. If you or a loved one were injured because a physician misdiagnosed a medical condition, have the attorneys from The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek review your claim.


A timely and accurate diagnosis is crucial to preventing long-term, debilitating side effects of a stroke. This is considered one of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions because of atypical stroke symptom presentation. Doctors can easily confuse other health conditions if they aren’t actively trying to identify a stroke. It’s further complicated by the fact that anyone can have a stroke at any age. Younger individuals are often misdiagnosed with migraine, vertigo, or an episode of hyperglycemia.

Lyme Disease

Despite being the most common vector-borne illness (disease from infection transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas to humans) in the United States, Lyme disease is another commonly misdiagnosed medical condition. Predominant symptoms of this disease include muscle and joint pain, stiffness, fatigue, and fever. Many doctors try to identify the characteristic bullseye rash, but not all patients with Lyme disease will always present it. Thus, doctors may not believe that a patient presenting with other symptoms will have reason to be tested for Lyme disease antibodies to make an accurate diagnosis.

Blood Clot

A blood clot in the lung, also known as a pulmonary embolism, can often be mistaken for a heart attack, pneumonia, or even stroke. The patient can experience chest pain, fainting, shortness of breath, and feelings of anxiety. Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition. Because a pulmonary embolism is primarily caused by deep-vein thrombosis, Doctors may look for DVT before considering the possibility of a pulmonary embolism. If the DVT clot has already dislodged completely, there might not be signs of a blood clot to help guide diagnosis.

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