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The Shocking Truth Behind Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis

Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys report on the shocking truth behind multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis.

Are you suffering from symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disorder that often brings life-long physical problems. With the correct diagnosis, MS is manageable, however, nearly one in four multiple sclerosis patients are misdiagnosed.

A misdiagnosis means that one in four individuals has been provided with incorrect data, the wrong treatment plan, or misinformation regarding managing the condition. If you feel that you have been misdiagnosed, given a delayed multiple sclerosis diagnosis or incorrect treatment by your doctor, you may be able to obtain legal assistance with the guidance of The Colleran Firm.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

MS causes the immune system to attack the nervous system. Environmental factors, genetics and previous illnesses all may be a cause of MS, and each person’s physical condition is different. The brain, spinal cord and healthy, otherwise functioning nerves can all be effected by multiple sclerosis. Some people experience MS symptoms feel that they are being “hugged” in a band of pain, experience serious fatigue and tremors, and others may feel uncontrollable fatigue, weakness and lose the ability to control the limbs. MS symptoms triggers can vary, and it may take some people years to identify what brings on flare-ups, and how to best manage an individual case of MS.

Misdiagnosis and What You Can Do

Each year, hundreds of individuals are misdiagnosed and are simply told that they are suffering from a trapped nerve or other nervous or immune condition. The statistics are shocking, as according to the MS Society:

  • 81% were initially misdiagnosed with a different condition
  • 39% of individuals wait a year or more before being properly diagnosed
  • 28% of patients were told they simply had a trapped nerve
  • 14% of patients were told they had stress, anxiety or symptoms of depression
  • 1% were treated for stroke

At our firm, you will find a lawyer who is on your side, willing to work for you, and help you to determine if your misdiagnosis may have been a case of medical malpractice or medical negligence. If you are living with MS and have been misdiagnosed, were treated for the wrong condition, or have questions regarding your treatment for MS, you are encouraged to contact an experienced misdiagnosis attorney right away.

Contact The Colleran Firm to Learn More

The Colleran Firm is a team of dedicated attorneys that strive to ensure that those who are living with MS get the best care, based on a correct multiple sclerosis diagnosis. In some cases, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and improper treatment could be grounds for a lawsuit, and the family team at their Philadelphia firm stands ready to help. Our legal team has more than a century of combined legal experience, and you can be confident that your case will be in good hands.

You are encouraged to schedule a consultation as soon as possible and discuss your situation. We are here to help.


The attorneys at The Colleran Firm handle serious injury cases caused by health care provider negligence and medical malpractice in Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

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The Colleran Firm

2005 Market Street # 1940
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 972-8000
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