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Protections for victims of a failure to diagnose

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

Victims of Florida medical malpractice need to be familiar with the legal options and protections available to them. Medical malpractice can result in serious consequences for victims and their families, which is why they should be familiar with the resources available when a medical care professional has violated their carefully placed trust.

Failure to diagnose is a category of medical malpractice law that can help protect victims who have suffered a worsened condition because of the failure to diagnose, an erroneous diagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Medical care professionals owe a duty of care to their patients, which is based on what a reasonably prudent medical care professional would do in the circumstances. If the medical care professional failed to exercise reasonable, they may be liable for the harm suffered by victims.

When a medical care professional has committed medical negligence, and a failure to diagnose results in disease progression beyond what would have been expected had the medical condition they were suffering from been properly or timely diagnosed, the medical care provider who provided the negligent care may be liable for the damages the victim suffers. Victims may not receive the medical care they need or may receive medical care of medication they needed.

If a medical care provider has provided negligent care, they may be liable to compensate the victims for the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffered. A medical malpractice claim for damages can help victims ensure they are protected and that the party responsible for the harm they have suffered is held accountable.


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