For this answer, think about the following: (i) Did your symptoms last longer or become more severe than they should have been if you had been diagnosed correctly and promptly treated?; (ii) Was there was any long-term physical disability that could have been prevented?; (iii) Was there any lingering psychological harm, including loss of confidence in your doctors or the healthcare system?; (iv) Did you or your family have any increased healthcare costs as a result of the misdiagnosis, such as additional out-of-pocket costs (including lost work wages) for unnecessary visits, tests, or treatments that resulted from the original misdiagnosis? (v) Did you spend time pursuing treatments that did not help the dizziness symptoms (e.g., dietary changes, meditation, psychotherapy) because the initial ER diagnosis was wrong?
Please feel free to share any stories / experiences in which your dizziness, vertigo, or vestibular disorder was misdiagnosed in the emergency room.
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