When you go to your doctor for treatment, you expect them to analyze your symptoms, perform any necessary testing, and correctly diagnose your illness. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. Like all people, doctors sometimes make mistakes; however, an incorrect diagnosis may cause prolonged pain and suffering, and in extreme cases, may be fatal.
If you or someone you know has suffered from an incorrect or delayed diagnosis, your doctor may be liable for medical malpractice. Contact Cincinnati medical malpractice attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today to discuss your grounds for filing a legal claim. Call 513-321-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
Depending on the condition which was misdiagnosed, the repercussions of this type of medical malpractice can vary from mild to severe. For serious and potentially life threatening conditions, a misdiagnosis may make the difference between successful treatment and recovery or prolonged pain and suffering. The following conditions are commonly misdiagnosed by doctors and other medical professionals:
- Heart attack
Most misdiagnosed conditions worsen over time, consequently making it more difficult to overcome once it is properly diagnosed.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a negligent doctor, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC to determine your legal options. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Call 513-321-7733 to discuss the details of your case with an experienced legal professional.