We Take Diagnosis Errors Very Seriously

When people visit primary care physicians or specialists, they trust those professionals to carefully listen to their concerns, order the necessary tests and diagnose medical conditions correctly. Unfortunately, when a doctor is hasty or does not place enough importance on a patient's complaints, 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 breast cancer. See article by Brandon Taylor, "More than Just a Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis."

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 is a list of commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Aortic dissection
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Multiple sclerosis

Doctors can make errors at any point in time; the problem is that if a doctor misdiagnoses 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 percent 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.

At Webb & Taylor, LLC, we make it our duty to secure compensation wherever it is deserved. We will work to prove your case and help you through your recovery process in any way we can.

Recoverable damages from a medical malpractice claim include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Possible punitive damages

Speak With A Lawyer Today

If you believe that you have a medical malpractice claim, you would benefit significantly by reaching out to one of our attorneys. Call or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Peachtree City and Atlanta, but we work throughout Georgia.