When an injury or illness occurs, we put our trust in the medical professionals we believe to do what is best for us and make a proper diagnosis to get our health back on track. During this time, making an improper diagnosis can have catastrophic results. If you believe that something could have been done, or done differently, to prevent the unfortunate outcome, you should speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group.
Every situation is unique and requires a thorough analysis of the facts before determining if a legal case should be pursued. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience to do just that. If it is determined that a misdiagnosis is what led to further complications, you may be entitled to compensation as a result of medical malpractice.
Determining that a doctor or other healthcare provider has misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose a condition that led to serious injury, illness or death can be difficult at best. It must be proven that the diagnosis failure led to the subsequent harm. It must also be shown that the medical provider’s actions did not meet a standard minimum level of care. Every failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis by a medical professional does not constitute medical malpractice.
We offer free consultations, during which one of our experienced personal injury lawyers will discuss the details of your case with you and will provide you with guidance on how best to proceed. If it is determined that you have a valid medical malpractice case and you want us to represent you, we don’t require any money up front. We don’t get paid until you receive a settlement.
What to Expect In the Event of a Misdiagnosis
When you choose the Eltringham Law Group to represent you following a medical misdiagnosis, here is what you can expect to happen:
- We offer free consultations so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
- Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate, and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
- You focus on you. Whether you are still recovering from injuries or dealing with the stress and anxiety, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
- We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money up front in order to have our injury attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.
For more information about medical malpractice resulting from a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 561-338-0420.
Common Legal Questions About Misdiagnosis
Any type of misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose can be considered a form of medical malpractice. Should the misdiagnosis cause serious injury, illness or even death, this makes it possible to file a claim for medical malpractice. However, not all situations involving a faulty diagnosis can be considered medical malpractice. Each case is unique and should be reviewed with an experienced personal injury attorney at the Eltringham Law Group.
Proving any type of medical malpractice or misdiagnosis requires the experience of a personal injury attorney who can determine whether your case is suitable for a lawsuit. It can also be difficult to prove if your injury was a result of the misdiagnosis or just part of your illness, disease or surgery. The only way to know for sure is to call our offices to review your situation with one of our attorneys at no cost to you.
In most cases, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years of the incident. It is important to bring this to the attention of a medical malpractice attorney at the Eltringham Law Group as soon as possible so that we can not only minimize the adverse effects of the error, but also bring attention to this matter so that no one else suffers the same injury. Additionally, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your case. Do not hesitate to call us to review your case at no cost to you.
The only way to truly determine if you qualify for a medical malpractice case is to review the details with an experienced medical malpractice attorney at Eltringham Law Group. Our team will thoroughly review your case at no cost.