You trusted your doctor to correctly diagnose and treat your medical problems. Your literal life was in your physician’s hands. If they dropped the ball and failed to diagnose your disease or misdiagnosed you and lifesaving treatment was delayed, you may have cause to sue them for malpractice.
The practice of medicine is nuanced, and there are often multiple courses of treatment for the same condition. Your doctor has to evaluate all of them and weigh their pros and cons before prescribing the best choice for you.
But before the doctor does this, they must have accurately diagnosed your problem. Many conditions can masquerade as others, and some physicians may incorrectly diagnose you with one disease when you have something else entirely.
If the missed diagnosis is a malignancy, the lifesaving treatment you need to start will be unnecessarily delayed. That’s not fair to either you or your loved ones who want you to stick around as long as possible.
We can help you hold negligent health care providers liable for the harm they caused to you. If a misdiagnosis and a delay in treatment caused a loved one to die or you to suffer a worsened condition, we can help you pursue financial compensation for your losses and other damages.
This is very important if you’re late loved one was the family breadwinner. Any settlement or judgment that you receive can help you and your family adjust to the new normal — your life bereft of your loved one and wage-earner.
While no amount of compensation can ever replace that loved one in your lives, seeking civil justice for your loss can help you maintain your standard of living now and in the foreseeable future.