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One of the most common medical mistakes is the misdiagnosis of symptoms or the failure to diagnose a medical condition. When warning signs or symptoms are present, it is often critical to the patient’s health that the doctor recognize those symptoms and make a prompt diagnosis.
Have you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of your doctor’s misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition? You can find help by coming to The Carlson Law Firm. Request a free consultation to review the circumstances surrounding the medical treatment. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
It is no simple matter to diagnose an illness and accordingly, medical professionals must keep themselves educated with the information available to ensure they can provide correct diagnoses. Our society holds medical professionals in very high esteem and we put faith in them that they can diagnose what is making us unhealthy. If they commit an error and do not acknowledge and rectify it, your life can be at risk.
Frequent incorrect diagnoses are:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer
- Delayed or misdiagnosis of infection
- Failure to recognize symptoms or potential problems
- Failure to note or act on a potential problem
- Failure to consider
Consequences of Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis of an illness or other condition can range from failure to diagnose to diagnosing the wrong condition. In any event, the results can be disastrous for the patient. If the doctor assigns the patient’s symptoms to the wrong illness, he or she may prescribe medication which will not treat the condition or which may even cause complications, injury or a worsening of condition. Inappropriate medications, wrong procedures and unnecessary surgeries can be injurious to the patient, in addition to the fact that the actual condition continues to go untreated, potentially becoming far worse and even progressing past the possibility of effective treatment.
Doctors spend years in medical school receiving exhaustive education and rigorous training, and a large portion of their education is focused on developing the ability to accurately diagnose a patient’s condition. If a doctor fails to perform at the acceptable standards of practice, he or she may be held legally responsible for the patient’s suffering. Provided that another doctor faced with the same symptoms and lab results could reasonably have been expected to make the correct diagnosis, you may be entitled to claim monetary damages.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
Our Texas medical malpractice attorneys are supported by a team of dedicated support staff which includes a number of registered nurses who assist in preparing our clients’ cases. We are prepared to assist you with every aspect of your medical malpractice case, from gathering the necessary evidence to prove your claim to fighting in the courtroom to secure the financial compensation and justice you deserve. Our goal is to help you claim damages to offset the economic impact of your injury or illness so that you are not forced to pay the price for your doctor’s negligence.
Contact our office now to discuss your legal options and to learn more about how a Texas misdiagnosis lawyer can help you.