Goldsboro Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Misdiagnosis refers to your medical practitioner failing to properly diagnose an illness or medical condition. Because the earlier a correct diagnosis is made the more time and better chance you have of recovery, proper diagnosis is a crucial matter. This is especially true in terms of diseases such as cancer that can advance quickly or in terms of heart conditions and heart attacks that could prove fatal. It is important, however, to understand that, just because your doctor failed to find a cause of your symptoms, it does not necessarily mean medical malpractice has occurred. Some diseases and conditions are extremely difficult to diagnose. Every situation is different with its own set of unique circumstances that must be reviewed and understood before a claim of misdiagnosis can be made.
At Strickland Agner Pittman, our team has the experience and resources to determine if you have a valid claim of misdiagnosis. With years of representing individuals who have suffered unnecessary adverse consequences due to the negligence of others, including medical professionals, we know what it takes to build strong cases based on solid evidence. If you believe you have been misdiagnosed, we urge you to discuss the matter in a free initial consultation with one of our team as soon as possible.
Speak with a Goldsboro misdiagnosis attorney in a free case review about your medical situation. Contact Strickland Agner Pittman at (919) 893-0090 or submit our online contact form today.
More About Misdiagnosis
Failing to properly diagnose a medical condition can have a huge impact on your ability to recover and even to survive. Without a valid diagnosis, your illness or condition can get worse leading to deteriorating symptoms and complications.
An incorrect diagnosis can be based on and lead to:
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Failure to order proper diagnostic tests
- Failure to properly read/interpret test results
- Ordering the wrong tests
- Failure to act on test results
- Lack of proper treatment
- Incorrect forms of treatment that fail to correct the condition
One of the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases is cancer. Because this disease can prove fatal, proper diagnosis and treatment are essential. Whether your case involves a misdiagnosis of cancer or some other illness or condition, you and your family should not have to bear the financial and emotional strain of such a medical failure.
Our medical malpractice attorneys can conduct a full investigation into the facts and circumstances of your case to determine if legal action is required. Our experienced team fully understands the challenges of these cases and how to advocate on your behalf for maximum compensation.
Contact our team at Strickland Agner Pittman today to learn more about how we can help.
Compensation in Cases of Misdiagnosis
If you or a loved one has experienced the consequences of misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation such as the following:
- Medical expenses incurred for new treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Lost wages or income
- Reduced or lost earning ability
In cases where you have lost a loved one in an untimely death due to misdiagnosis, a wrongful death claim may be filed.