Can I Sue My Doctor if I Was Misdiagnosed?
According to a recent study, nearly 33% of all medical malpractice lawsuits that were filed in 2012 involved doctor misdiagnosis, delay diagnosis and/or failure to diagnose. That being said, it is important to understand that you are not alone if you or someone you love has been forced to suffer the consequences of a doctor’s careless oversight. Misdiagnosis is a serious problem in the medical industry, and while it may not be intentional or malicious, it does not negate the fact that countless patients have fallen victim to these negligent practices. When a doctor fails to detect a serious disease or infection, discharges a patient with an undetected condition, treats a patient for the wrong condition or fails to conduct a necessary follow-up, the results can be catastrophic, or even fatal.
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to hold a negligent doctor accountable if you have been misdiagnosed. With the help of a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. you can file a medical malpractice claim for the cost of the financial, physical and emotional damages that you have suffered. Whether you were forced to undergo additional procedures, you endured preventable pain and suffering or you are now suffering from a fatal condition that was once treatable, you should not hesitate to pursue the level of compensation that you deserve. While you may not be able to reverse the damage that was done by your doctor, there are steps that you can take to make the aftermath a little more bearable.
For this reason, we encourage you to learn more about your rights today by contacting our firm for a free initial consultation. Call at (800) 690-7868 or fill out a complimentary case evaluation form online.