Compensation for Malpractice
The worst thing that can happen on top of receiving a diagnosis for a terminal illness is having to file for Compensation for Malpractice if the diagnosis was delayed. To know if you or a loved one was affected by such a predicament, a trusted law firm can review your rights and help you during the process of filing.
A misdiagnosis can be specifically classified between delayed, missed, or wrong. This means that Compensation for Malpractice can be pursued if symptoms are not immediately diagnosed, are never diagnosed carefully, or if they are incorrectly diagnosed and therefore treated as another condition.
In the case of someone with a cancer diagnosis, for example, negligence on the part of a medical practitioner can be perceived as failing to order a mammogram, misinterpreting it entirely, or failing to do anything about any findings from it. Someone’s first instinct might be to assume that our lack of experience and medical training means we won’t know when a doctor is being negligent, but if you were so sure of something and brought it up during an exam, you expect a professional to take you seriously and be thorough. But that isn’t always the case.
While failing to perform a breast examination or failing to identify a lump during one are more clear-cut examples of something a doctor should do to help figure out a diagnosis, sometimes in place of a more thorough examination, even relying upon mammography instead can be considered negligence.
While there are illnesses that are hard to diagnose in general, such as pulmonary embolus, necrotizing fasciitis, or vascular pathology in the neck, your doctor should still have your best interest in mind and perform adequately. Whether you or your medical professional know what condition you or a loved one has, you have to start receiving treatment for this illness as soon as appropriately possible. Some conditions, if left untreated, could get worse, spread, and become completely untreatable. So receiving not only the correct diagnosis but at the right time is crucial. If you feel like you were not given the right treatment, you may want to seek Compensation for Malpractice.
Misdiagnosis is a common reason for people seeking Compensation for Malpractice. Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman are the attorneys that are equipped to handle even the most devastating cases. No one has to go through this alone, so be sure to call us at 561-417-5656 for a free consultation today.