Getting a correct and accurate diagnosis of a medical ailment is always vitally important. Medical professionals and hospitals can utilize the latest and most advanced technology to reach a proper diagnosis. Usually, the proper diagnosis is made and a good medical outcome is obtained by the patient. However, sometimes mistakes happen and the wrong diagnosis or a delayed diagnosis is made causing severe injury or death.
If you can prove that you suffered a life-altering injury or a lost chance of recovery because of a delayed diagnosis or improper medical treatment, you are entitled to seek full and fair restitution for medical care and all other financial damages.
Symptoms of certain illnesses can be strikingly similar. We trust doctors to properly diagnose what is wrong. It is vitally important that physicians pay close attention to all symptoms and order appropriate medical tests so that potentially life-threatening conditions can receive timely, thorough treatment. When they fail to live up to this responsibility, causing dangers to your health in the process, you have rights that must be protected.
Cases of delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis become viable medical malpractice cases when the standard of care is breached. The standard of care is the treatment process that a clinician should follow for a certain type of patient, illness, or clinical circumstance. In legal terms, it is how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient’s care under the same or similar circumstances
At the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. we always consult with experts and specialists to determine if your doctor overlooked recognizable symptoms and failed to order proper tests for diagnosis purposes. If your health condition was misdiagnosed despite clearly observable symptoms, our medical malpractice legal team works hard to hold the health care providers accountable.
If you or a loved on is in need of legal assistance due to a delayed or misdiagnosis, call the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733). The initial consultation is free of charge and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid only if you receive a monetary award.