Patients trust their doctors to diagnose them correctly so they can begin necessary treatment.
Diagnoses are crucial because patients need to know how to proceed to best take care of their health and livelihood. Patients and their families rely heavily on the word of the doctor. Failure to correctly diagnose a patient’s ailment can result in a potentially fatal mistake that can impact a patient’s life and their family forever.
A mistake to correctly diagnose a patient can have life-changing consequences.
Failure to accurately diagnose a patient can lead to improper treatment or worse, detrimental results. An incorrect diagnosis can also lead to a patient missing out on life-saving treatment.
A patient trusts his or her doctor for communication and effective regular check-ups. In some cases, a patient goes to his or her regular check-ups and communicates regularly with their doctor, and the healthcare professional still fails to diagnose an ailment quickly. This type of mistake can lead to a medical malpractice case.
Several medical malpractice suits are a result of a misdiagnosis.
These type of suits allow people who are the victims of medical malpractice due to a misdiagnosis to receive justice. A patient might have grounds for a lawsuit if the doctor’s negligence resulted in harm to the patient.
Patients must prove that a misdiagnosis resulted in foreseeable harm. This can be in many ways such as the high cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, the loss of the ability to enjoy life, and the loss of the ability to work and provide for oneself.
We know that a potentially fatal misdiagnosis can change your life. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a physician or health professional’s failure to diagnose an illness, please give us a call. We have extensive experience in the courtroom and will do whatever it takes to help you and your loved ones get full compensation.