Seeking Compensation For A Misdiagnosis
When we turn to doctors for help with an illness, they have a responsibility to us to provide us with a certain standard of care. If a doctor or other medical staff member fails to meet that standard, and it results in you suffering from a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, they need to be responsible for the consequences.
At Barney & Karamanis, LLP, we know how to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for medical malpractice, and are prepared to fight for you. From our Chicago office, we take the time to develop a custom-tailored strategy for each of our clients and their medical malpractice claims and the challenges that come with them.
Why An Incorrect Or Delayed Diagnosis Is A Problem
Accuracy in the diagnosis process is important for several reasons. If a patient has received a misdiagnosis, their doctor may be treating them for the wrong illness or injury, which can actually worsen the real issue and cause the patient to suffer even more. A delayed diagnosis can also give an illness additional time to worsen, even to a point beyond treatment. Either of these issues can also cause an additional financial burden on the patient as well.
Is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?
If a misdiagnosis is the result of a medical professional failing to meet their standard of practice within their medical obligations, and the misdiagnosis results in the patient suffering additional harm, it will likely qualify as malpractice. We can review your unique case to determine if you suffered from malpractice and advise you on what the following steps should be.
What Are The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions?
Many different medical conditions can be difficult to diagnose. Common ailments that can receive a misdiagnosis include:
- Heart attacks
- Lyme disease
A misdiagnosis can come from a lack of education, faulty testing equipment, failure to run the proper tests and lack of time spent with the patient. No matter what may have caused a misdiagnosis, we can help you hold the liable party accountable for their actions.
Let Us Stand For You
If you believe you or a loved one suffered from a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, turn to an experienced Illinois legal team you can count on. Contact us by calling 312-702-0872 or emailing us here to schedule your initial consultation today.