The Dangers of Misdiagnosis
The medical field is an intricately designed process that seeks to weed out and treat injuries, conditions and diseases of people in need. The process involves different steps, each being essential to the overall effectiveness of the whole and the health of the patient. That means that a mistake, even an insignificant one, in the beginning can jeopardize the outcome of the treatment process
You rely on your healthcare provider to properly diagnose and treat all of your medical conditions. Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of a condition can lead to further complications as well as unnecessary suffering resulting from the original condition not properly being treated. In some cases, the possibility of death can be very real, and individuals who are misdiagnosed may die before the actual ailment ever gets treated. If you have been misdiagnosed, then you deserve to receive compensation!
Find Out If Your Misdiagnosis Was Caused by Malpractice and Take Legal Action!
As unfortunate as every case is, not all cases of misdiagnosis are necessarily linked to medical malpractice. The key to an effective claim is to determine the cause of the injury being claimed and compiling evidence to corroborate that cause. The field of medicine does not claim to be a definitive science, meaning there is always a slight margin of error implied when a patient seeks treatment. However, when the misdiagnosis could have been prevented by the use of reasonable care, the doctor or nurse may be responsible for medical malpractice. Furthermore, when misdiagnosis of a condition occurs because of a defect or malfunction in the diagnostic equipment, legal action may also be taken against the company responsible for the medical equipment.