Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis
Medical malpractice is an epidemic sweeping the country, affection millions of patients every day. When a doctor makes a grave error, it can have life-threatening repercussions. Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are some of the most common forms of medical malpractice, as they lead to countless injuries and deaths occurring each year. While not all diagnostic errors are held liable in the eyes of the law, an injury caused by a doctor’s negligent treatment can be cause for a medical malpractice case.
If it is proven that another doctor would have made the correct diagnosis and the offending doctor was acting competently, there may be a possibility of litigation. An experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer will be able to find evidence that proves in similar circumstances, the illness or condition would not have been misdiagnosed or delayed. In case of faulty or failing technical equipment, a doctor will not be held liable for the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis however, another medical professional certainly will be.
Delayed diagnosis can be as dangerous as misdiagnosis, as one’s condition will inevitably worsen far faster than it would have had the patient received a correct diagnosis. The longer it takes to get a diagnosis, the further a patient is from recovery, which is why doctors should strive to help their patients in a timely manner so as to avoid negligent behavior.Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
At Injury Law Center, we are a team of dedicated medical malpractice lawyers who are passionate about helping victims of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis obtain the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has experienced misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or any other form of medical malpractice, we want you to know you have rights and we intend to fight for them.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience call us today at (603) 883-4100.