Morris County, New Jersey Diagnosis Errors Lawyer
Doctors owe it to their patients to conduct thorough and detailed examinations. When something is wrong, it’s a physician’s job to detect, diagnose, and treat it. If you believe your physician failed to diagnose your medical condition and you sustained damages as a result, our Morris County, New Jersey diagnosis errors lawyer is here to help. Contact Macri Law today.
Morris County, New Jersey Lawyer | Here for Those Injured Due to Diagnosis Errors
Most physicians take their jobs very seriously and will always do everything they can to help their patients. Despite this, physicians don’t always take the best course of action when treating their patients. Though not all mistakes live up to the standard of a medical malpractice claim, some absolutely do. If you believe you’re a victim of malpractice due to the failure to diagnose a medical condition, our Morris County, New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer is here to help.
Common Types of Diagnosis Errors
Unfortunately, there are a variety of ways in which a physician can make a mistake when diagnosing a patient. Just some of the most common diagnosis errors we see are as follows:
- Delayed Diagnosis: Delayed diagnosis is when a doctor eventually diagnoses a patient with an illness, but by the time he or she does, it’s too late. Delayed diagnosis is very common when it comes to certain types of cancers. When a medical condition isn’t detected as soon as it should be, it often worsens and can sometimes cause irreversible damage. When a person can prove that their doctor should have detected and diagnosed them with a certain type of cancer timely (such as lung cancer) and failed to do so out of sheer carelessness, they will typically have a valid medical malpractice claim.
- Incorrect Diagnosis: This is when a physician incorrectly diagnoses a person, only to find the true cause of their symptoms later on, and in some cases, it’s too late. One example of a scenario where a person or their family may have a valid medical malpractice claim because of an incorrect diagnosis is if they were having a heart attack but their physician tells them it’s just acid reflux and sends them home, only to cause irreversible damage or, in the worst cases, death.
- Failure to Diagnose: Failure to diagnose is similar to delayed diagnosis in that a medical condition is present but does not get addressed timely, though failure to diagnose altogether is slightly different because a diagnosis never occurred. Often, patients will learn of a failure to diagnose when seeking medical attention from a different physician who happens to notice a serious medical issue that was left undiagnosed and untreated by their previous physician.
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If you believe you are a victim of any sort of diagnosis error, you need competent legal counsel in your corner. Contact Macri Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our compassionate and dedicated legal team.