This blog recently discussed the serious nature of medication errors; failed diagnosis is another serious type of medical malpractice that can impact patients and their families. A failure to diagnose can lead to serious consequences for victims and can be fatal in some circumstances. Because of this, victims of a failure to diagnose are legally protected.
Medical malpractice protections can help victims of a failure to diagnose, and their families, recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages. A failure to diagnose can lead to the wrong treatment or no treatment at all. This can cause the victim’s medical condition to worsen and may result in death. As a result, personal injury and wrongful death medical malpractice claims may be available to help victims and their families with the harm they have suffered.
Whether the victim has suffered a failed diagnosis or delayed diagnosis, medical malpractice protections may be able to help them address their concerns. When a patient places their trust in a medical care provider and they are the victims of an erroneous diagnosis or erroneous treatment or care, they may need help with their medical expenses that resulted from their worsened condition as well as help with their lost earnings while recovering. Additionally, compensation for financial and emotional damages may be available to surviving family members when a loved one is lost to medical misdiagnosis generally.
Getting help with damages caused by a failure to diagnose is an option that victims of medical malpractice and their families should be familiar with. Legal remedies serve as a resource to help victims with the challenges they face because of the medical negligence they have been harmed by.