Wrong Diagnosis Attorneys
Misdiagnosis Lawyer in Joplin and Springfield
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals owe their patients a strict duty of care when diagnosing and treating patients. Although diagnosing medical symptoms is a difficult job, a doctor must properly examine a patient in order to find an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
If a doctor is in doubt, he or she must take precautions to do further testing or refer the patient to a specialist. Failure to conduct testing or providing the wrong diagnosis can lead to life-altering injuries.
Talk to an experienced medical misdiagnosis attorney at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci to learn more about filing a medical malpractice claim for your injuries. Our team can discuss your situation, look through your medical records, and work to recover compensation for you.
Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci can represent misdiagnosis cases involving:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Undiagnosed cancer or other illness
- Lab errors such as inaccurate reports
- Not properly screening high-risk patients
The Hazards of an Incorrect or Delayed Diagnosis
Early diagnosis and treatments of diseases are crucial for the health and longevity of patients. When a disease or medical condition goes undetected, irreversible damage can result, causing life-threatening injuries and affecting a patient’s long-term health.
A wrong diagnosis can lead to:
- Progression of an illness
- Health complications from the wrong treatment
- Life-altering disabilities
One of the biggest signs that you may be misdiagnosed is if you are not responding to treatment or if your symptoms do not match your doctor’s diagnosis. If you believe that your doctor has misdiagnosed your condition, seek a second opinion immediately and contact a medical malpractice attorney.
Equipped to Tackle Complex Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice cases are often complex and difficult to win. Having an attorney with a sophisticated understanding of medical malpractice injuries, medical terminology, and extensive resources can help increase your chances of a successful claim.