West Palm Beach Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Medical Malpractice Attorney for Cases of Misdiagnosis
In 2012, lawsuits involving doctor misdiagnosis resulted in 33% of all damage awards in medical malpractice cases in the United States. Misdiagnosing conditions, failing to diagnose, and delayed diagnosis are more common than wrong site surgery or drug errors. If you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed and suffered damages as a result, a legal action can be taken against the doctor, facility and other liable parties. Our managing partner has the highest possible peer review rating, and is a member of the elite Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, in which only 1% of attorneys qualify for membership.
Our mission is to protect the rights of the injured, and to pursue justice in the form of compensation, both in negotiating settlements and achieving positive verdicts in court. If your medical condition was misdiagnosed, and you subsequently suffered serious injury, damage and losses, you should consult a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney to advise you of your rights. At our West Palm Beach medical malpractice law firm, Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., we have prevailed in many difficult medical malpractice cases, and have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. If you would like to get information about how we could assist you with a medical malpractice claim, contact us for an initial consultation.
Suing for Misdiagnosis in Florida
Misdiagnosis takes many forms. These include the failure to detect a disease or an infection; discharging a patient from a hospital with an undetected condition; failing to properly follow up with a patient; and treating a patient for the wrong disease or condition, among others, all of which can be serious or fatal. The fact that the misdiagnosis was unintentional does not reduce the impact of the resulting injuries or relieve the physician from his duty of care. Misdiagnosis of rare conditions is a fraction of the volume of cases of misdiagnosis.
Most misdiagnosis concerns common diseases and conditions and is caused by human error and negligence. If you have had the misfortune of suffering injury, illness, a medical condition or other damages from a misdiagnosis, you have the right to recover compensatory damages. These damages include all financial losses, such a medical care and treatment, rehabilitation, loss of income from work now and estimated for the future, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life and mental anguish.
Call The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. to discuss your case.