The fear of diagnosis failure a particular medical condition may lead doctors to overly prescribe certain treatment or medications. Though ultimately doctors should have sufficient training and expertise to need not worry about such concerns, the large number of medical malpractice cases filed in Pennsylvania and elsewhere indicates this is not always the situation.
Attempts are being made in Pennsylvania to increase awareness of the problems in diagnosing of diabetes. Close to a quarter of individuals with diabetes have yet to be diagnosed. One indicator of the disease is when blood sugar is measured to be too high as this can indicate that the pancreas is not producing enough insulin.
All Pennsylvania expectant parents are concerned that their child be born healthy. This is in part why doctors are more frequently being taken to task for failing to diagnose Down syndrome during prenatal screenings before the child is born.
It is very important for medical professionals to not commit diagnosis-related negligence when providing care to patients. When a medical professional negligently fails to properly diagnose a patient, it can result in a patient suffering great harm. Sadly, diagnosis-related negligence can sometimes even result in a patient's death.