There are various different types of medical malpractice, however, regardless of what type an injured victim has been harmed by, it is important for them to familiar with options that may be available to help them with their damages. A medical malpractice claim for damages can help victims injured by medical errors such as a failure to diagnose.
Victims of medical malpractice may need help with their physical, financial and emotional damages including their medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering damages. In terms of medical malpractice, a failure to diagnose can be serious and can even be fatal in some circumstances. When a patient has suffered a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis or erroneous diagnosis, they may not receive the life-saving treatment they need promptly or at all or may receive the wrong treatment which can cause them further harm.
In general, if the failure to diagnose results in disease progression or worsening greater than what would have been expected with a timely diagnosis and treatment, the medical care professional may be liable to the victim for the damages and harm they have suffered. This can include a doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical care professional that has provided negligent care and treatment to the victim. It is important for the medical care professional to carefully evaluate the patient’s symptoms and medical history and carefully examine them. In addition, the appropriate tests should be ordered and it is essential that those tests are properly read and interpreted.
There is no question that there is a lot is on the line when a patient entrusts their medical care and treatment to a medical care professional. When they have received negligent medical care during the course their treatment, it is valuable for victims to be familiar with medical malpractice legal resources and remedies that can help.