Chicago Wrong Diagnosis of Cancer Lawyer
Can you sue a doctor for misdiagnosis?
When you visit a medical professional with a problem, you expect to receive a correct diagnosis and the proper treatment. Because the proper diagnosis is the first step in the recovery process, it is imperative that the medical professional accurately analyzes your condition so you can receive proper care.
A missed diagnosis or failed diagnosis can result in the wrong treatment, a delay in treatment or worse. If you or someone you love has been a victim of this form of medical malpractice, then the Chicago wrong diagnosis attorneys of Willens Law Offices can help you fight for compensation that you need and deserve.
Causes of Wrong Diagnosis
There are a number of doctor-driven causes of misdiagnosis. Most are caused by plain carelessness or negligence such as:
- Not spending enough time with and examining the patient
- Not staying current with medical research and findings
- Miscommunications between patient and medical professional
- Not consulting with the necessary specialists
- Improperly examining test results, or not requesting the necessary tests to begin with
- Failure to recognize symptoms
Whatever the reasoning behind the wrong diagnosis may be, it is still a very dangerous form of malpractice that may have serious health and financial consequences for the victim. If you have suffered from misdiagnosis at the hands of a medical professional, then you deserve to seek justice.
The Consequences of Wrong Diagnosis
The consequences of wrong diagnosis can be devastating. In some cases, patients may needlessly receive the wrong treatment that can cause them injury or even death. For others, a misdiagnosis may result in the progression of a dangerous condition – for example, cancer. In many cases, a proper diagnosis will make the difference between life and death.