Millions of Injuries and Illnesses Go Undiagnosed, or Misdiagnosed, Every Year
Medical professionals are, generally speaking, very intelligent people having completed significant schooling in an effort to learn their craft. But, just like the average Joe, medical professionals do make mistakes.
Medical professionals are inherently busy caring for the sick, dealing with the insurance companies, preparing and filing paperwork, etc. And, unfortunately, sometimes life takes over and distracts them from their job, which often results in mistakes. One common mistake made by medical professionals is misdiagnosing, or failing to diagnose, injuries or illnesses, which often result in very serious, permanent injuries or death.
The failure to properly and timely diagnose a treatable injury or illness is, in fact, medical malpractice if the injury or illness causes the patient harm that would have been avoided had the injury or illness been properly diagnosed.
There are a slew of reasons why injuries and illnesses go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, but the most common reasons are improper or inadequate training and experience, improper patient assessment or monitoring, and improper interpretation of diagnostic studies or lab tests.
Those Injured by a Medical Professional’s Negligence May Have Multiple Claims
Depending on the specific facts of the case, those injured by a medical professional’s negligence may have claims against multiple defendants, including the physicians and their staff, the nurses and their staff, the hospital, the designer, manufacturer, and distributor of any medical equipment utilized in the injured patient’s care, and many others.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much, much more. Our goal is not just to secure compensation for your immediate needs, but to ensure that your future needs are protected as well.
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