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What if you went to the hospital with a serious injury and the doctor sent you home? What if you received a diagnosis that you subsequently learned was incorrect? What if saw your doctor regularly for years before one day discovering that you had an advanced form of cancer? While these occurrences may sound unthinkable to most people, the reality is that these types of diagnostic errors are alarmingly common. In fact, they are the single most-common form of medical malpractice. Our Tallahassee misdiagnosis lawyer regularly represents clients who are suffering due to severe diagnostic mistakes.
In Florida, Misdiagnoses can be broadly characterized in three different categories. Each category involves a form of medical malpractice, and all misdiagnoses carry the potential for severe medical implications.
The simplest form of misdiagnosis involves failing to diagnose a patient’s medical condition. This can result from a variety of different factors, from failing to conduct an adequate physical examination to failing to order necessary tests or misinterpreting the patient’s scans.
When an accurate diagnosis is made too late, this is referred to as a “delayed diagnosis.” Oftentimes, patients will be sent home without treatment only to continue to experience symptoms and return days, months or years later to finally receive an accurate diagnosis.
A third form of misdiagnosis involves diagnosing a patient with a condition that he or she does not actually have. This can be extremely dangerous because not only does the patient’s true condition go untreated, but the patient also receives treatment and medications that he or she does not need.
If you received an improper diagnosis due to medical malpractice, you are entitled to financial compensation for all of your losses resulting from your doctor’s mistake. This includes compensation for:
To find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your doctor’s misdiagnosis, call our law office at 800-780-8607 to speak with a Tallahassee misdiagnosis lawyer or contact us online for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win your case.