Medical Malpractice: Misdiagnosis versus Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common (and damaging) forms of medical malpractice. Some reports suggest that as many as 40% of medical malpractice cases involve a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis.  These issues are a clear patient safety problem. Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor diagnoses the patient with the wrong illness. …