Misdiagnosis Claims in Peachtree City
Misdiagnosis of a Medical Condition
Looking for a lawyer for your misdiagnosis claim? At Webb & Taylor, LLC, we have over 30 years of experience serving clients in Peachtree City and Fayette County. With two nurses on our team, and millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements recovered, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in very good hands.
As patients, when we visit primary care physicians or specialists, we trust them to carefully listen to our concerns, to order the necessary tests, and to diagnose our medical conditions correctly. Unfortunately, when a doctor is hasty, or does not place enough importance on a patient's complaints, or fails to order the appropriate tests, a serious, if not life-threatening medical condition can go undetected. In some cases, a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death, especially when it involves a disease such as cancer.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
Many patients visit the doctor seeking help for a medical condition, only to walk away with a wrong diagnosis, or no diagnosis at all. Below, we are revealing a list of commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions:
- Heart attack
- Aortic Dissection
- Brain Aneurysm
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Multiple sclerosis
Doctors can make errors at any point in time; the problem is that if a doctor misdiagnosis a serious condition, the chances of the patient receiving proper treatment right away are reduced dramatically.
Proving that Misdiagnosis is Medical Malpractice
Doctors are not required by law to diagnose patients correctly 100% of the time. That said, a serious misdiagnosis can lead to no treatment, the wrong treatment, a delay in the appropriate treatment, and in some cases the misdiagnosis can have deadly consequences.
In order to prove that you have a medical malpractice claim, you will need to show that your illness or injuries were the direct result of your misdiagnosis. Further, you must be able to show that you suffered monetary damages.
Recoverable damages from a medical malpractice claim, include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Possibly punitive damages
Speak With a Peachtree Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you believe that you have a medical malpractice claim, you would benefit significantly by reaching out to one of our Peachtree personal injury attorneys.
Our founding attorney is Board-Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and our other accomplishments include selection for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, and the AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
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