According to a couple of recent studies, one error that commonly leads to medical malpractice claims is misdiagnosis of a patient's condition. One of the studies, which focused on medical malpractice claims against physicians over several years, determined that just under half of the claims, 46 percent, had something to do with a doctor's misdiagnosis of a patient's condition. Moreover, these claims account for over two-thirds, or 68 percent, of all payments made to cover claims for compensation.
When a patient is suffering from a progressive and/or fatal disease, early intervention is critical. And the first step in intervention is accurate and timely diagnosis. As just one example, many forms of cancer are treatable if caught early.
There are times in which a doctor in the Detroit area will have to insert a breathing tube in to his or her patient's throat in order to make sure that the patient will breathe effectively.