Failure To Diagnose
Are you a victim of medical negligence?
If a physician fails to properly diagnose a medical condition that requires immediate care, it could mean dire situations for you or your loved one. Early treatments for serious conditions can help to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. But when a patient’s condition is diagnosed incorrectly, it can cause lifelong suffering, physical pain and in more serious cases, death.
Some of the conditions that physicians most commonly misdiagnose include, lupus, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, celiac disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. The reason for this is because conditions like these can often equivalently mimic other diseases so much so, that they can be misinterpreted by any medical professional. But as a result, patients are often treated for the wrong condition, worsening a patient’s health. Harmful side effects are usually experienced if a person is treated with the wrong medication. While most physicians really do care about their patients, mistakes can happen and unfortunately most are not willing to admit their error, in fear of losing their practice or license.
Damages for a Failure to Diagnose
Now more than ever, medical professionals are being held accountable at the highest standard of care under the law to properly diagnose a patient’s medical condition. The failure to treat and diagnose a medical condition can often result in immeasurable damages to the patient’s health, giving rise to a legal cause of action against those responsible. The law has evolved immensely to provide misdiagnosed patients legal aid and resource. In order to gain compensation for unnecessary pain, suffering and in the worst case, death as a result from a practitioner failing to properly diagnose a serious medical condition.
When a patient is negligently diagnosed by a healthcare professional, there are many damaging factors that can be assessed as a result. Some of which include, the loss of current, past and future income, physical pain and suffering, the loss of companionship and other incidental medical costs that can arise. The average compensation awarded to patients in other cases is used to determine how much an aggrieved victim may be awarded in a medical malpractice case, arising from a failure to diagnose.
If you have been the victim of negligence in the diagnosis of a medical condition, please contact us at the Distasio Law Firm today. We truly care about the proper medical attention that you or your loved ones receive. Upon review of your case and medical file, our experts will analyze whether or not you are entitled to compensation. We specialize and understand the nuances of medical malpractice law and our staff will do everything possible to help recover the maximum compensation you deserve. No matter your medical condition, if you have been harmed due to a practitioner’s negligence or failure to diagnose your condition, we are here to help. There are no fees unless we recover damages for you, do not hesitate to contact us anytime to schedule an appointment, so we can begin the process of recovering the compensation and treatment you deserve.
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