Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis and Lawsuits
A doctor’s failure to diagnose your illness or their incorrect diagnosis may mean you were not properly treated for your condition. While misdiagnosis itself is not grounds for a lawsuit, this is where many medical malpractice cases begin.
Did a doctor misdiagnose your condition? Did your loved one die as a result of a physician’s failure to diagnose their condition?
If you’re suffering because of the negligence of a medical professional you should not have to shoulder this burden alone. Contact the misdiagnosis lawyers at our firm for help today.
Fill out the free case evaluation form on this page, or call Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers at 1-800-PERKINS to get started with your claim.
When is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?
Because medicine is not always an exact science, proving that misdiagnosis caused you further injury can be challenging to prove. Every medical malpractice case requires the following be proven:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The doctor was negligent, or did not provide treatment in a reasonably skillful or competent manner
- That doctor’s negligence resulted in actual injury to the patient
If a person files a claim of failure to diagnose their condition, their legal counsel may emphasize that the medical professional who treated the plaintiff failed to conduct a thorough examination of the plaintiff’s medical history, did not order appropriate tests or recognize symptoms of the illness or condition that was present.
It is important to note that complications from medical procedures are not always considered malpractice. The key in these cases is determining whether the doctor acted competently in their diagnosis and treatment.
Errors in Diagnostic Testing
The doctor may not be held liable if the results from a diagnostic test that they ordered for you were incorrect.
If the diagnostic equipment was defective or samples were contaminated, for instance, it may mean your misdiagnosis was the physician’s fault. Instead, another person may be liable for your injuries, such as a technician or testing company.
In any medical malpractice case, the plaintiff’s attorneys will need to prove that negligence occurred on someone’s part.
Contact our Misdiagnosis Lawyers for a Free Legal Consultation
The attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers believe that if you were harmed because of a doctor’s failure to properly diagnose your condition you deserve justice and compensation.
Do you feel helpless because of your misdiagnosis? You’re not. Contact us today for a free legal consultation today. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will listen to the details of your claim and help you decide which steps to take next. We always seek the maximum amount of compensation for our clients.
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