When Illinois residents hear the word misdiagnosis, many likely think of cases in which a doctor fails to detect that a patient has cancer or some other life-threatening illness. While there are certainly patients impacted by this type of misdiagnosis, there are others who are lead to wrongly believe they have a disease or illness what in fact they do not.
A married couple recently filed a lawsuit against a health care provider related to such a misdiagnosis. The medical error occurred while the man was being held in a county jail. At that time he was forced to submit to a blood test which was analyzed by medical personnel contracted through the jail.