Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
When you visit the doctor, you place a high level of trust in their ability to care for you. Health can be challenging to regain once it is lost. Life-altering events can occur from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose.
If you feel a doctor’s actions caused your injuries or your health declined because your doctor failed to diagnose you correctly or misdiagnosed an illness, the unwavering support of a Boston medical malpractice lawyer can help prove your injuries are a direct result of lack of care or misdiagnosis. Healthcare teams work hard to care for patients and face extraordinary stress, but you should feel confident in the treatment you receive.
The Severity of Missed Diagnoses
Studies have shown that a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose is more common than we would like to believe. This failure is likely due to a lack of time or rushed patient visits. Unfortunately, a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association Network (JAMANetwork) found that these errors produced significant potential for patient harm.
Your health suffers consequences without early diagnosis and prevention.
Proving Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
Establishing proof can be difficult in medical malpractice cases and require the attention of an attorney with experience in establishing that the physician did not provide the proper standard of care and that this lack of action was the cause of your injuries. A medical malpractice suit cannot occur strictly because of a misdiagnosis. There have to be proven injuries that resulted from the lack of care.
How a Boston Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
You will need trusted advice when you file a failure to diagnose medical malpractice claim. The attorney’s role is critical in seeing your case through to ensure maximum compensation.
Determining if a Claim is Possible
It will be up to you to provide enough evidence to support your claim. A Boston medical malpractice attorney can decide if you suffered harm resulting from negligence, a misdiagnosis led to improper or no treatment, and your health was damaged as a result.
Understanding the Requirements for a Claim
After the potential for a claim against the healthcare provider has been determined, an attorney will assess if the physician met the duty of care, strayed from standard care procedures, if poor quality or lack of care led to the cause of your injury, and determine the damages that resulted.
Assigning Monetary Value to Injuries
One of the most challenging facets of any case is determining the monetary cost of an injury. Your health is invaluable. Let us help establish the appropriate compensation amounts.
Serving as a Communication Source
A Boston medical malpractice attorney can serve as the source of information and communication with other parties, such as insurance companies and the defendant’s legal representation, and represent your best interests.
Provide Critical Support for your Claim
Many cases settle, but if your claim is presented in court, an attorney will understand the critical role that expert witnesses can play in the outcome of a lawsuit. An attorney must bring all the information, witnesses, and expert opinions together to prove your claim.
Compassionate Representation in Boston Medical Claims
There is no need to further your suffering after a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. You need experienced representation to pursue the compensation you deserve to facilitate your care. Unwavering support will be provided by the team at The Cashman Law Firm so that you can focus on important matters like health, family, and life.