When you go to the doctor, you probably assume that you are going to get quality care. Maybe you need to find out why you are experiencing certain symptoms, or perhaps you need treatment for a specific medical concern you have. Regardless, you expect that your Texas doctor will find the right care plan for you and help you take whatever steps are necessary to pursue a high level of health.
Unfortunately, this does not always happen. In fact, doctors often fail to find the right diagnosis, and this can lead to serious harm for patients. One thing that medical professionals often overlook is a thiamine deficiency, which can lead to various types of health problems. If your doctor failed to give you the right diagnosis and you suffered additional harm because of this issue, you may have grounds for a legal claim.
A host of complications
Thiamine deficiency is a lack of vitamin B1 in the body. This may seem like a basic problem, but it can lead to various types of health problems and unusual symptoms. Some of the potential problems this specific medical issue can cause include the following:
- You have no appetite, and you have lost weight as a result.
- You are often irritable, and you may deal with fatigue on a regular basis.
- You experienced a decrease in your reflexes, and you have tingling in your extremities.
- You are nauseous or vomit on a regular basis.
- You have blurry vision or weakness in your muscles.
- You experience moments of delirium.
These are all issues that can lead to significant harm when left untreated. They can also make another medical condition much worse. This condition can also develop as a result of other types of health problems. Regardless of how, why or when this condition started to cause you problems, your doctor should be able to recognize signs of thiamine deficiency and provide the right type of treatment plan.
Your rights as a patient
If you think your doctor missed a diagnosis, ultimately causing you harm, you have the right to explore your legal options. It is possible you have valid grounds to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim. You do not have to undertake this process on your own, and you can seek the support and assistance of an attorney who understands what is at stake for you. With help, you may be able to hold liable parties accountable and seek the recovery you deserve.