Louisville Wrong Diagnosis Lawyers
Professionals who work in the medical field like surgeons, doctors, and nurses go through many years of schooling and training in order to ensure they will not make any mistakes that could potentially put patients’ lives in jeopardy. Unfortunately, professionals in the medical field do make mistakes everyday across the country. When doctors make mistakes, the consequences can be devastating. One mistake that many doctors make is wrongfully diagnosing someone’s condition.
When a doctor fails to correctly diagnose an injury or illness, they are potentially putting that patient’s health at risk. If you or someone you know has suffered because of a misdiagnosis you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Contact the Louisville wrong diagnosis lawyers of Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified legal representatives.
Causes of Wrong Diagnosis
A doctor can be liable for wrong diagnosis in a variety of ways. In the majority of cases, wrong diagnosis occurs when a doctor fails to recognize symptoms of a serious medical condition and instead diagnoses the patient with something else. Some of the most common causes of wrong diagnosis include:
- A lack of knowledge about the pertinent health concerns
- Lack of communication between doctor and the patient
- Rushing through patient examinations
- Failure to recognize the underlying cause of certain symptoms
- Failure to perform or correctly interpret the results of appropriate diagnostic tests and exams
You may be able to recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages resulting from a doctor’s misdiagnosis of your injury or illness.