When we are “under the weather” or injured, we see doctors and because they invest so much time in school, we believe almost anything they tell us when regarding our health. However, doctors are humans and therefore not perfect, and there are times when misdiagnoses occur. Being incorrectly diagnosed can lead to a heap of issues concerning health and finances. If improperly diagnosed, you may also be taking incorrect prescription and incorrect therapy to heal. For this reason, if you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed you may be able to file a claim that will allow you to be compensated for your trouble according to a personal injury lawyer with our friends at The Law Offices of Andrew Lynch.
When pursing a claim of this magnitude it is important to note that the misdiagnosis is not enough to ensure you will be compensated. You must prove that there was in fact a doctor-patient relationship and this doctor was careless to some degree and failed to honor their duty as your caregiver, which resulted in an illness or injury to you, or your loved one.
You must prove the doctor failed to provide reasonable and required care necessary. Your illness or injury must be the fault of the doctor, not the tools used to operate, and certainly not the initial injury that brought you in to see a doctor in the first place. These injuries or illnesses obtained must be caused solely by the doctors’ lack of care and it is your duty to prove that this is what happened.
Misdiagnosis’s can cause several other health related issues. Being prescribed a medication that will not assist in your improvement can cause your actual illness to progress. Being misdiagnosed can lead to an increase of bills and medical care because your actual health related problem, has not yet been acknowledged or resolved.
Claims of this extent will require as much assistance as possible because it requires as many facts as possible. If you or your loved one has suffered from a misdiagnosis and would like to file a claim, please speak with a skilled attorney that will understand the law and be able to prove to a courtroom that you were harmed due to the failure of a doctor’s correct diagnosis. Because so many factors are considered to successfully file claims of this sort, you likely cannot do this alone. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in your state that can help you receive the knowledge and damages you deserve.
A lawyer will keep you apprised of anything and everything going on with your case. They will use their expertise to represent you while also explaining every step of the process. That will allow you to be informed and make the best decisions about how you want to pursue justice. It is best to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible so that they are able to fully represent your case from start to finish for the best outcome.