This type of malpractice occurs when the doctor’s treatment falls below the standard of care because the doctor negligently fails to make a timely diagnosis (delay in diagnosis), or errs by making a wrong diagnosis (misdiagnosis), and the result is that this causes an injury to the patient or the aggravation of a pre-existing condition.

This is probably the most common type of malpractice because it can occur with almost any kind of medical condition.

Examples may include a failure to diagnose and treat appendicitis, a bowel impaction, a pulmonary embolism, high blood pressure, internal bleeding, heart condition, blood clot, stroke, aneurysm, cancer, diabetes, pneumonia, infection, gall bladder disease, distressed fetus, and many more.