Is a misdiagnosis considered medical malpractice?
If your doctor incorrectly diagnoses you, and you suffered additional harm due to that misdiagnosis, you may be able to seek legal compensation through a medical malpractice case.
The key question in misdiagnosis cases is the same as in other medical malpractice lawsuits: Would another physician have handled the case drastically differently? Would he or she have caught the problem earlier? It is a question of the accepted standard of medical care.