When Does Misdiagnosis Qualify as Medical Malpractice?
When we have a health-related concern, we trust our doctors to accurately diagnose and treat our illness. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen, and in the case of medical misdiagnosis, these mistakes are often life-altering. Every year thousands of people are injured and killed in the United States because of misdiagnosis. At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, our Florida medical misdiagnosis attorneys are experienced in helping medical malpractice victims and their families.
Handling Medical Litigation with Appropriate Care
Do I need a medical misdiagnosis attorney? The Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath are expertly trained to handle complex medical misdiagnosis cases. Additionally, our firm has the resources necessary to hire medical professionals with the credentials and knowledge to prove the negligence of your health care provider. These professionals are key players in successfully litigating your case. We also have a team of nurses on our staff to provide additional medical support and expertise.
We represent victims of misdiagnosis resulting from things like:
- Failure to order correct testing
- Failure to recognize and treat all symptoms
- Improper reading of test results
- Inability to identify an underlying disease
- Inaccurate medical tests
- Poor follow-up with patients
Do I have a malpractice case? There are all kinds of malpractice cases involving medical misdiagnosis. In some cases, doctors will incorrectly tell a healthy patient that he or she has a disease or condition, and the treatment is costly and risky. Other times, a sick person is told they are healthy or diagnosed with the wrong condition, resulting in a delay of proper treatment.In any case, misdiagnosis usually qualifies as medical malpractice when a patient sustains injury, loss, or death that otherwise could have or should have been prevented.
Am I entitled to compensation for misdiagnosis? If you or a loved one has experienced pain, suffering, medical expenses, and other hardships due to a doctor’s misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation. Our medical malpractice lawyers in West Palm Beach can fight for your right to fair compensation for your losses and expenses caused by the negligence of your health care provider.
If you believe you have been misdiagnosed, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey &Fronrath, we do everything we can to make complicated legal issues as simple as possible. We offer several options for learning more about Florida medical malpractice. All of our contact information can be found HERE. You can also use the Live Chat on our Home Page to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have with one of our knowledgeable representatives. To speak to someone by phone, call our number (561) 655-1990.