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The ER’s Top Misdiagnosed Conditions

Posted on January 9, 2023

A recent USA Today report shared that one in 18 patients visiting a hospital emergency room each year are misdiagnosed, resulting in potential harm or even death. The article shared results of a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, which detailed the top misdiagnosed conditions in hospital emergency rooms.

Of the 130 million visits to the ER each year, 7.4 million patients receive an incorrect diagnosis, 2.6 million patients are harmed by misdiagnosis that could have been prevented, and 370,000 patients are left permanently disabled.

The top five conditions that are most often misdiagnosed in hospital ERs are:

In the last few years, almost every teaching hospital in the city of Philadelphia has paid 8-figure verdicts and settlements to clients of Tom Duffy.

If you have been harmed by misdiagnosis or other type of medical malpractice in a Philadelphia ER or hospital, please contact us today to discuss your legal options.