Everyone who seeks medical treatment from a healthcare professional when they are injured, or unwell expects the healthcare professionals to properly diagnose their ailment and provide the needed care. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case, as things do go wrong because of mistakes making their situation worse.
One of the things that could go wrong and do go wrong often is missed or delayed diagnosis of their medical condition. A missed or delayed diagnosis prevents or makes it impossible for the patient to receive appropriate medical treatment to stop their medical condition from getting worse.
A misdiagnosis can raise grounds for filing a medical malpractice case if a physician acted negligently and did something or failed to do something another doctor would not have taken or failed to do given the same facts and circumstances. Proving a medical malpractice case is not easy, but at Malman Law, we have experienced medical malpractice attorneys who can help find hidden evidence of negligence in your case.
There are many reasons that account for the misdiagnosis of a medical condition, and even though most of them are unintentional, the misdiagnosis or medical malpractice can have serious health consequences for the patient. In some cases, a misdiagnosis can leave a patient in worse health than they were before seeing the doctor or going to the hospital.
Moreover, for a delayed misdiagnosis, this timing could be critical depending on the medical condition. For example, it is critical to quickly diagnose advanced diseases such as cancer to provide the necessary treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, which in turn can prevent a malignant tumor from growing or spreading to other parts of the body.
Other things that can cause a misdiagnosis are:
If you have been harmed because of a misdiagnosis or are the victim of a missed or delayed one, contact the office of Malman Law to speak to a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer 24 hours a day.