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Can I Sue For Misdiagnosis And Incorrect Treatment?

Mar 6, 2020 Brown Moore

The last thing you should have to worry about when you go to a doctor or any other healthcare professional is that a mistake will be made. However, there are times when a medical professional gives an incorrect diagnosis and provides the incorrect treatment. If this happened to you or a loved one, contact Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC today. Our medical malpractice attorney in Charlotte will get to work investigating your case and securing the compensation you need.

How a misdiagnosis can lead to serious harm

When you go to the doctor, you fully expect you will be properly diagnosed. While there are times when an improper diagnosis occurs and nobody is to blame, there are also times when a medical professional’s careless or negligent actions directly lead to the misdiagnosis and delayed treatment.

Some of the most common types of misdiagnosis include:

  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Lymph node inflammation
  • Staph infection

These misdiagnoses, along with others, can lead to a patient receiving significantly delayed treatment or receiving no treatment at all. Not only could this result and more aggressive medical care being needed in the future, it often results in a significant worsening in a patient’s health.

A misdiagnosis can also be the result of a medical provider failing to:

  • Screen for particular medical conditions
  • Refer a patient to a specialist
  • Consult with the patient about their symptoms
  • Conduct a proper family medical history
  • Properly follow up and investigate the cause of symptoms
  • Properly interpret lab test results

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for a misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment can be complicated. It must first be shown that the doctor failed to provide an adequate standard of care to the patient. In other words, an attorney must show that the doctor did not provide the level of care that a similarly trained and experienced doctor would have provided in the same circumstances.

In these cases, it needs to be shown that the inadequate standard of care provided caused a patient to be injured or become ill and that they sustained losses due to the misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment.

Let us help secure the compensation you deserve

If you or somebody you care about has been injured or become ill due to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment, contact an attorney today. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are ready to get to work investigating your claims in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses related to the medical mistakes
  • Coverage of lost wages if you cannot work while you recover
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the medical professional responsible for the mistake

In cases where a misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment led to the death of a patient, we are ready to assist family members in securing wrongful death compensation. If you need a medical malpractice attorney in Charlotte, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.