The holiday season is the time of year when we wish cheer and good health to others. Unfortunately, health issues could suddenly creep up on us, whether it is detected through a routine medical exam or a visit with a specialist prompted by concerning ailments. While a diagnosis of an illness often means getting a prescribed treatment plan from a medical professional, if a medical professional made a misdiagnosis, significant harm could be caused to a patient.
Patients trust medical professionals because of the extensive education and training doctors and nurses receive. Patients expect that this will allow for accurate diagnoses and treatment plans. But if the wrong tests are ordered, symptoms are overlooked, or test results are misread, then a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or a failure to diagnose can occur. Not receiving any treatment for an illness could mean a worsened condition, and receiving the wrong treatment plan due to a misdiagnosis could cause new medical issues.
The harm suffered by diagnostic errors can be significant and life lasting. Thus, it is imperative that patients understand their rights and options when it comes to holding a negligent medical professional accountable. At Saunders Law Group, our attorneys are sensitive to these difficult matters, as suffering harm at the hands of a negligent medical professional is a difficult thing with which to cop. Our law firm focuses on the goals and needs of our clients, helping them move forward after such a traumatic and tragic event.
Suffering a worsened medical condition or a new medical condition because of a misdiagnosis or other medical mistake can significantly impact the health and wellbeing of a patient. Thus, it is important to explore one’s legal options when it comes to holding a negligent medical professional liable and recovering compensation for losses suffered. To learn more, check out our law firm’s medical malpractice website.