When you seek medical attention, regardless of the reason, you are expecting to receive guidance and advice from somebody with more knowledge and experience than you. There are times when a doctor does not diagnose a condition, which can lead to a variety of problems.
Failure to diagnose can waste valuable time and money, and in the most extreme cases lead to serious injury, illness, and even death. For example, the failure to diagnose cancer could lead to the disease spreading to other parts of the body, resulting in a more intense treatment process. Along the same lines, if a heart attack is diagnosed as another issue, such as a digestive problem, a patient could end up passing away.