What is the main reason people sue their doctors after they fall ill? It's failing to diagnose a problem as soon as it should have been determined. Imagine if you were suffering from an oddly shaped patch on your skin that continued to grow and change. You go to the doctor and have tests performed, but they say you're fine. Later, you find out that you actually have skin cancer, and now it's progressed to the point where you'll need much more care to get rid of it.
You'd be furious with the medical team that made the mistake, and you're not alone. In a study that reviewed medical malpractice claims against doctors in the U.S., France, Australia, and Canada, between 26 percent and 63 percent of the cases were based on a missed diagnosis.