Failure to Diagnose Marfan's Syndrome

Doctors can also make potentially dangerous diagnostic mistakes regarding symptoms associated with Marfan Syndrome, a disorder affecting the body’s connective tissue. Part of the difficulty in properly diagnosing the indications of the condition is that they are sometimes mistaken for natural physical characteristics. For example, if you have Marfan Syndrome, you’re likely to be unusually tall with elongated arms, legs, and fingers. Other, more obvious symptoms include curvature of the spine and heart problems. However, even when physical symptoms seem harmless, if Marfan Syndrome goes undiagnosed and is not treated, severe cardiovascular problems could develop including aortic rupture.

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When you are ill and physically and emotionally vulnerable, it’s natural for you to put your trust in the skill and experience of your physicians. When this trust is violated and your health is jeopardized, it’s important to remember that the law protects you. Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based firm has experience in cases involving failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis, and our lawyers can help you obtain compensation for any injuries caused by such negligence. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers to learn more.