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How can I prove that I suffered harm as a result of a misdiagnosis?


When visiting one of Boise’s many hospitals, such as Saint Alphonsus, St. Luke’s, or Intermountain Hospital, you expect to be treated by knowledgeable professionals and hope to leave the hospital with an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Unfortunately, doctors are only human, and mistakes do happen. The result may mean that you are misdiagnosed. Victims may be entitled to compensation for their suffering and expenses.

Harm Caused by Misdiagnosis

As you prepare to gather evidence to show the harm that you have suffered following a misdiagnosis, consider the following questions:

  1. Did your injury or condition worsen beyond where it normally would have as a result of the misdiagnosis?
  2. Did you have to undergo more harsh or severe treatment as result of an earlier misdiagnosis?
  3. Did the misdiagnosis render your condition fatal?
  4. Did the misdiagnosis increase your risk that the condition will reoccur?
  5. Did the misdiagnosis cause you to suffer anxiety, stress, medical problems, or expenses that you would not have otherwise suffered? This can be true even where your condition is still able to be treated.


Clearly, a misdiagnosis of an injury or a medical condition can cause significant medical, emotional, and financial harm to victims. Did you find this article helpful or informative? If so, we encourage you to share it with your friends and family on Facebook. They may be feeling lost after a misdiagnosis and unsure of what to do next.

Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer