Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose
A disturbingly common medical mistake is a doctor's misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a serious disease. Sadly, time lost treating an ailment due to misdiagnosis or a failed diagnosis can be exceptionally costly to victims and their families, even resulting in an otherwise preventable death. When symptoms are evident or routine tests are conducted, accurate recognition on the doctor's behalf and the ability to make a timely diagnosis is critical to a patient's health.
The Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have nearly three decades of experience successfully handling medical malpractice claims. There are no fees or expenses owed to us unless a recovery is obtained on your behalf. Call our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy office today at 617-225-2100 for a FREE consultation is you or a loved one has suffered from a wrong diagnosis or a missed diagnosis.Delay In Diagnosis Or Misdiagnosis Can Be The Difference Between Life And Death
Unfortunately, a wrong or missed diagnosis, failure to order an appropriate diagnostic test, or misreading of results, can deprive a patient of necessary medical treatment, which can alleviate their suffering or even save their life. A missed or delayed cancer diagnosis in particular, where early treatment is key, is often devastating for victims and their families. It is very difficult to carry on daily life when you or a loved one is ill. It is even more difficult to accept that a sickness may have been alleviated or prevented with rightful medical care. Medical malpractice errors, including misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, have caused too many victims and their families avoidable grief. We hold all doctors and medical professionals accountable for their negligence and the damages that result, including additional medical bills, lost employment, pain and suffering.Lawsuits For Failure To Diagnose Or Misdiagnosis Hinge On The Standard Of Care
Doctors make mistakes. Unfortunately, these medical mistakes often occur when a doctor is not giving his full time and attention to his patient. Pure and simple, this is negligent. Professional malpractice is often gauged by comparing a doctor's conduct to other "reasonable" medical professionals facing the same or similar situation. A reasonable doctor's course of action is considered the standard of care. For example, if a reasonable doctor would have ordered additional testing or would have spotted a disease based on the symptoms presented, a failure to diagnose or missed diagnosis by another doctor would likely be considered negligent. When a doctor fails to meet this standard of care, he may be held liable for resulting injuries or wrongful death of a patient. If injuries or death result from a missed diagnosis or wrong diagnosis, victims and their families should not be held responsible for the resulting damages.
The Boston medical malpractice attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have successfully handled many failed diagnosis and wrong diagnosis cases. We dedicate our full skill and experience to your individual case, consulting experts and other medical professionals if necessary to strengthen your case. Contact us today at 617-225-2100.