Charlottesville Failure to Diagnose Attorney
When you go to the doctor because you think you have a cold, aren’t sleeping well, have developed pain or discomfort somewhere, or just for a regular check-up, you expect your doctor to take time to hear about your symptoms and properly examine you. And, if you are suffering from any adverse symptoms or if your blood results indicate something abnormal might be going on, you expect your doctor to provide you with a quick diagnosis, and for treatment to promptly be initiated. While this may be your expectation, unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen this way. At the law office of MichieHamlett, our Charlottesville failure to diagnose attorneys have experience representing patients like you who have suffered serious ill effects as a result of a medical professional’s failure to make a timely diagnosis. To get the help you need and to learn more about filing a medical malpractice claim, please call our law firm directly today.
Causes of Failure to Diagnosis
If your disease or another health condition was not properly diagnosed by your doctor and you suffered adverse effects as a result of that, you surely want to know why a failure to diagnose happened in the first place. Some of the common causes of failure to diagnose include:
- A doctor’s failure to correctly document, review, or analyze a patient’s medical history, family medical history, current symptoms, and test results in conjunction with one another;
- A doctor’s failure to refer the patient for diagnostic testing or blood work;
- A doctor’s failure to refer the patient to a specialist;
- Errors in the testing/diagnostic process, including damages radiological films, defective laboratory testing equipment, etc;
- Communication errors between various medical professionals, such as the doctor and the nurse who performs testing;
- A doctor’s failure to correctly interpret test results; or
- A doctor’s carelessness.
In most cases, the actions of the doctor are to blame, although in some cases, other medical professionals or even defective equipment may be the cause of the failure to diagnose. When you work with our experienced Charlottesville failure to diagnose attorneys, we will conduct a thorough investigation that seeks to determine exactly what happened and who is to blame.
Proving Medical Malpractice
In order to recover compensation for your failure to diagnose case and the damages that you’ve suffered–such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, a reduced quality of life, etc.–you’ll need to prove that your doctor or another medical professional actually breached the standard of care owed to you. The medical standard of care is the same degree of care that another physician of similar training and experience would demonstrate in the same situation. Our lawyers will hire experts to help you prove that malpractice has indeed occurred, and that the malpractice was the proximate cause of your harm.
Get Help Today from Our Charlottesville Failure to Diagnose Lawyers
When a condition goes undiagnosed, it can spread and worsen, leading to severe hardship and consequences for the patient. At the law office of MichieHamlett, our Charlottesville failure to diagnose lawyers can provide you with the support and guidance you need during your case. Call us today for a free consultation.