We trust our healthcare providers to recognize the signs and symptoms of a disease or condition, properly diagnose the condition, and perform the proper medical treatments with skill and responsibility to assist in our overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, cases of misdiagnosis and/or failure to diagnose occur all to frequently in the field of medicine, and when they do, they can lead to serious physical and emotional injury and even death. In fact, thousands of Americans die each year as a result of misdiagnosis.
If you or someone you love has suffered the devastating consequences of a misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim to seek compensation for your losses. Michael W. McElroy can evaluate your case, inform you of your legal rights and options, and determine your best course of action.
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Why Misdiagnosis Occurs
Misdiagnosis occurs for many reasons—most of which involve the negligence or wrongdoing of a medical professional. In many cases, poor test sampling techniques, laboratory mistakes, reader error, or insensitive results will lead to a misdiagnosis, wrong diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or missed diagnosis and cause a patient to suffer serious harm. The conditions and diseases that are most commonly misdiagnosed include:
- Breast cancer
- Heart attack
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Misdiagnosis and Your Legal Rights
Patients who have suffered serious injury or death as a result of a misdiagnosis have certain rights and protections under medical malpractice laws. You may be eligible to file a claim to recover economic and non-economic damages including pain and anguish, past and future medical costs, lost income or earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
It is important to consult with a proven and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case, help you file a claim, and protect your legal rights and interests. At the Law Office of Michael W. McElroy, we are committed to helping victims of medical malpractice get the justice and compensation they deserve for their losses.
Please Contact Us today for a no-cost consultation to learn more about your legal options.