Hospital and Doctor Misdiagnosis
A delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose a patient correctly can lead to serious harm. Today, we trust that professionally trained doctors will perform diagnostic tests and uncover the reason behind a patient’s symptoms to help the patient recover. However, a doctor’s negligence in accurately diagnosing a patient’s disease and providing treatment can cause severe injuries or worsen an illness.
When a doctor fails to provide the legally required standard of care needed to accurately uncover the reason behind a patient’s ailment, they are liable for a medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one have suffered any injuries because your medical condition was not identified correctly and within a reasonable time due to a doctor’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the emotional, financial, and physical damages caused by the doctor’s negligence.
While doctors may not always know what’s wrong immediately because some symptoms are common in various illnesses, doctors are required to adhere to the legally required standards of care as well as the hospital’s protocols. Your doctor is supposed to:
- Review your complete medical history if it is possible
- Perform a physical exam
- Note the signs and symptoms of a disease or injury
- Perform appropriate diagnostic tests
Every year, 12 million patients in the US are misdiagnosed. The impact of misdiagnosis can be severe. For instance, failure to diagnose cancer early may lead to cancer spreading. Which, in turn, calls for treatments that can be financially and physically draining. It also increases the chances of wrongful death. On the other hand, the misdiagnosed patient may unnecessarily undergo treatment for another illness, which may have severe side effects. Not only does this cause financial strain, but it can also be fatal and traumatizing for a patient and their loved ones.
When should I contact a Medical Malpractice lawyer for misdiagnosis?
Often, people realize that a doctor failed to act within the legally required standard of care after seeking a second opinion from another doctor. However, it can be difficult to prove that a doctor failed to act within this standard of care without the help of a medical malpractice attorney. As such, contacting a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you realize you are a victim of a negligent doctor’s misdiagnosis is important. This allows the lawyer to collect evidence proving that the doctor was negligent to strengthen your misdiagnosis medical malpractice claim.
What will KapLaw do for you?
Often, people realize that a doctor misdiagnosed them after months or even years of undergoing unnecessary treatments and paying bills that they did not have to. At KapLaw, we prioritize our clients’ well-being by treating them with compassion and ensuring they get the care and the answers they need. We will:
- Run an independent investigation to find out what happened to you or your loved one
- Collect evidence to prove that you or your loved one was not properly diagnosed
- Prove that the doctor’s negligence led to a misdiagnosis which caused you or your loved one serious harm
- Enlist the services of a medical expert to build a strong case for you
- Secure compensation for you and your loved ones
KapLaw understands that money can never be a good substitute for good health, but we aim to ensure that justice is served, and negligent professionals are held accountable for their actions. We will tirelessly fight against the largest corporations and insurance companies to ensure you get the quality of care you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation with a top-rated personal injury attorney to get the best misdiagnosis medical malpractice claims lawyers.