Medical Misdiagnoses Can Affect Your Life You Can File A Claim
March 17, 2016
If you’ve been tested for a medical condition and suffered a failed or erroneous treatment or diagnosis, it’s important that you’re able to file a claim for your care. You trusted your doctor, and it’s important that your doctor has to take responsibility for his errors. Even minor mistakes can result in injuries to you down the line, and you need to know that you have access to the funds and care you need.
Medical misdiagnoses take place fairly often, but medical professionals can only be held liable if the failure to diagnose the disease resulted in the progression of it beyond what would have happened with a proper diagnosis. The main question to ask is, “Would a reasonably prudent doctor have made the same diagnosis under the same or similar circumstances and looking at the same symptoms?” If not, then you could argue that the doctor you had was negligent or made a mistake that is now affecting your wellbeing.
The failure to treat a medical condition can be a serious problem for patients. For instance, missing cancer can lead to failing to treat it, and that could then spread and cause extreme pain to the patient. A late diagnosis could also mean the patient is terminally ill, beyond the point of receiving treatments that would help them recover.
Erroneous treatments are most commonly caused by misdiagnoses, so if you suffered a misdiagnosis, you may also be able to claim for an erroneous treatment. Our website has more information on these misdiagnoses and what you can do if they happen to you.