We put our trust in our doctors to help us get better. Sometimes doctors act outside of the standard of care which causes harm to you. In such instances, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages you faced because of this breach of duty. One of the biggest reasons people have medical malpractice cases is failure to diagnose.
If you want to learn more about how we can help you through this to win you justice, please give us a call. We would be happy to get you set up with a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney at our firm to discuss your failure to diagnose claim.
What is a Failure to Diagnose?
It is important to note that not every instance of failure to diagnose will warrant a claim. However, if you are caused serious harm, or a loved one’s death was due to a failure to receive proper and timely diagnoses, that will warrant a claim.
You may wonder if your situation warrants you calling a lawyer to start building a case. Here are some examples of issues that could mean you are entitled to compensation.
- Your doctor never asked you to come in for a follow-up, allowing them to diagnose you properly.
- You were not referred to a specialist when it was warranted.
- Your doctor failed to send you to get testing.
- Your doctor did not interpret your lab results correctly.
- Your doctor did not give you proper consultation about your symptoms.
- Your symptoms were never investigated.
If you have been through something similar, we urge you to reach out to set up a free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyer right away. You deserve compensation for your damages if you have a case of failure to diagnose and should not have to suffer through this without holding the liable party accountable.
What Damages Am I Entitled to in a Medical Malpractice Case?
You will be seeking compensation for your damages. This will be a monetary award presented to you by the liable party’s insurance company, including both economic and non-economic damages.
Your economic damages, or financial losses, aim to compensate you for your medical expenses, your pharmacy costs, necessary medical products, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and your lost benefits. That may include any vacation time that you lost because you had to use all of it and then some to recover.
Non-economic damages account for the negative impact the incident had on your life. This is not as cut and dry as your economic damages because these damages can be deemed subjective. These damages include your loss of life enjoyment, mental anguish, mental health struggles, loss of consortium, pain, and suffering. While they are more subjective damages, they are still significant in making up your compensation award amount.
What if My Loved One Died Due to Failure to Diagnose?
Having a loved one pass away due to a medical mistake can be incredibly hard. We may be able to help you and your family pursue justice if this happens. If your family member had a delayed diagnosis, missed diagnosis, or wrong diagnosis that was due to a medical care professional acting outside the standard of care, then they are likely guilty of malpractice.
You can get damages for a wrongful death medical malpractice case. These damages include their medical expenses, the pain and suffering they had to endure, and their funeral expenses.
If you are unsure whether you can bring a claim on behalf of a family member, we urge you to reach out to us immediately. We can help you find justice.
Free Consultation with An Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Are you looking for a competent medical malpractice lawyer to defend your rights in a case where your doctor was guilty of failure to diagnose? We would be happy to set you up with a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
You deserve justice after your trust has been betrayed by a medical care professional. Please do not wait to give us a call. We are here to help you get the results that you deserve in the fullest and fairest amount.