Holding Medical Professionals Accountable For The Failure To Accurately Diagnose
While most doctors, nurses, radiologists, specialists, and other medical professionals strive to do their very best for patients, mistakes can still be made. Some of these are through lack of training or understanding, and others can come from carelessness, sleep deprivation, misreading test results, or a number of other factors. With that in mind, the important thing to be aware of is that a failure to accurately diagnose a medical problem or condition can mean additional health problems or even a patient’s death. An attorney may be needed to help.
At Suisman Shapiro, we understand the seriousness of a medical misdiagnosis, and the devastation it can cause for a patient and loved ones. From our office in New London, our lawyers handle a wide variety of cases in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury using decades of experience. As the largest law firm in eastern Connecticut, we pride ourselves on working tirelessly for our clients to achieve their goal for the outcome of the case whenever possible.
Call 860-364-6937 today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled attorneys.
Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose Serious Conditions
Hiring a lawyer is serious, but sometimes it is necessary. This is especially true in cases where a doctor or other medical professional failed to diagnose cancer, a heart attack, a stroke, or other serious conditions. There have been cases of doctors sending someone home with an indigestion diagnosis when they were really having a heart attack, or telling a person their confusion and headache was the result of a migraine, when it was really a stroke. When these kinds of inaccurate diagnoses occur, the person with the illness can become sicker or even die from a lack of proper treatment.
Cancers can be misdiagnosed, as well. Especially when the cancer is in the stomach, intestines, bowel, colon, or pancreas, doctors can miss this and find another reason for the patient’s pain, nausea, fatigue, and related problems. Because cancer is such a serious health issue, by the time a true, accurate diagnosis is made, it may be too late to provide life-saving treatment. Even for patients who don’t die from the misdiagnosis, quality of life can be severely compromised. The additional pain, fear, expense, and other problems a patient has to face as a result of an incorrect diagnosis can be devastating for that patient and the family and friends who also have to witness the difficulties.
Take Action Now And Contact Our Firm
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a medical professional’s failure to accurately diagnose a health condition, talking to a New London or eastern Connecticut attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. You can contact us online or call us at 860-364-6937. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, so you can always reach someone to help you.