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Misdiagnosis can lead to considerable patient harm

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2017 | Failure To Diagnose / Misdiagnosis

Receiving an incorrect diagnosis can be as devastating as not even seeking medical care. In some cases, a misdiagnosis is even worse because you might get treatment for the wrong thing. That treatment might make the condition you are really suffering from even worse. We know that you don’t want to have to deal with issues because a doctor didn’t diagnose you properly.

Some conditions have an even worse fate if they aren’t diagnosed properly than minor conditions. Think about a pulmonary embolism. This condition can easily be fatal. If you aren’t diagnosed properly and don’t get the right care for it, you are at risk of dying.

All cases of misdiagnosis that involve patient harm can lead to malpractice lawsuits. We can help you to learn about what you need to know about failure to diagnose so that you can decide if you are going to file a case against the medical professionals who didn’t handle your case properly.

There are several things to think about when you decide to file a malpractice claim based on a misdiagnosis. You have to think about the full extent of the effects you have suffered. This can include any medical bills you have because of the misdiagnosis, a shortened lifespan or loss of income. We can help you to think about the past and current financial impacts of the situation, as well as the future financial impacts.

Dealing with inappropriate medical care isn’t ever an easy situation to deal with. We can help you to learn about the options that you have for your case so that you can decide what you are going to do to hold the doctors accountable for the harm you suffered.