Failure to Diagnose
Medical Malpractice in Plantation, FL
While modern day medicine and healthcare have seen many advancements, there is still room for error. Even with amazing technology at their fingertips, doctors and physicians can still make mistakes. There are many issues that can arise at a private practice, clinic or hospital. This can be very confusing and frustrating, especially because we turn to healthcare professionals when we need knowledgeable treatment. When we go to the doctor's office, we hope to find answers to our ailments or discomfort. It can be very discouraging when a medical professional doesn't have the answers or any solution. In some cases, they may completely miss a major health issue, failing to diagnosis your sickness or injury. If this happened to you, seek the legal support of a Plantation injury attorney right away.
For more than a decade, our firm has been assisting individuals with their personal injury claims. We are always available to review your case, especially in the case of a missed diagnosis. Our firm has handled numerous medical malpractice claims, gaining vital experience. We are passionate about protecting our clients' personal rights. Whether a doctor failed to diagnosis your heart disease or dismissed a sign of cancer, our firm is here to help.
Did your doctor fail to diagnosis your illness or disease?
Doctors go through extensive training in order to get to the position that they are in. They spend years researching and studying so that they are equipped to assess patients' symptoms and offer them a diagnoses for their pain. In some cases, a doctor may carelessly review a patients' medical history or current symptoms. Through negligent actions, a healthcare provider misses an obvious issue or sign of illness. This could be caused by a lack of education on their part or an unfamiliarity with certain diseases. It is their responsibility to continually be learning more about the issues that plague many of their patients.
There can also fail to diagnosis a sickness or injury due to distraction. Healthcare providers are often very busy, making it difficult to schedule the appropriate amount of time for each patient. If a doctor was thinking about a different patient's case while assessing your symptoms, they may have entirely missed a key indicator of sickness. Without giving enough attention to the matter, they are more likely to overlook the signs or write off the problems a patient is dealing with. When the patient is sent home and told that there is nothing wrong with them, it can be very confusing. They feel pain or discomfort, yet the professionals can't find a solution.
Contact a Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer
Without a diagnosis, you can't be treated. This means a serious illness, such as heart disease, could continue to go unnoticed. There are some instances where a doctor did their job, but simply couldn't find any obvious signs of disease or injury. This makes it difficult to determine when medical malpractice has occurred. The following are three indicators that a failure to diagnosis is due to a negligent healthcare provider:
- The doctor had a legal responsibility to the patient
- They made an unreasonable error in evaluation of the patient
- This error led to illness or worsening conditions
If you are suffering from the irresponsible or negligent actions of a healthcare provider, contact our firm today. We may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your medical malpractice case. Don't wait any longer to
schedule a consultation with the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover.