Fighting For Just Compensation After A Misdiagnosis
By failing to correctly diagnose an ailment in a timely manner, a doctor deprives the patient of the opportunity to recover with proper treatment. A delayed or misdiagnosis can lead to worsening symptoms and deteriorating health that could have been prevented. A misdiagnosed patient may spend significant time and money on tests and treatments that are ineffective for their actual condition or suffer unnecessary side effects from unneeded medication.
If your physician misdiagnosed your condition and you suffered needlessly as a result, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Attorney David Gray of Gray Law, PLLC, has 30 years of experience obtaining compensation for victims of misdiagnosis. He is an experienced medical malpractice trial attorney well-known in courts in Louisville and across Kentucky.
Arrogance And Incompetence Can Be Lethal
Medical misdiagnosis causes an estimated 20-40 percent of fatal illnesses, including cancer and infectious diseases. We trust medical professionals with our health and safety, but an oversight can have disastrous consequences for the patient. Since many symptoms overlap across various conditions and diagnosis is not an exact science, even skilled doctors can make a mistake. A physician may:
- Diagnose the wrong condition
- Fail to diagnose a condition in a reasonable amount of time
- Fail to diagnose the underlying cause of a condition
- Mistake medication side effects for an illness
Keep in mind, a misdiagnosis alone does not constitute medical negligence. To qualify as medical malpractice, three basic criteria must be met:
- There is an established doctor-patient relationship.
- The attending doctor provided negligent or incompetent treatment.
- The delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis caused you to suffer an injury or illness.
Start Pursuing Your Claim
A misdiagnosis can lead to added stress and substantial discomfort. If your doctor failed to diagnose your condition in a reasonable time frame or you suffered a misdiagnosis, Gray Law, PLLC, can help you pursue legal action. Contact the firm’s office in Louisville by calling 502-744-7334 or send an email to schedule a free consultation.