Facing any type of medical issue can be challenging. We all depend upon medical professionals to offer the right advice, prescribe the right medications and recommend the right treatment. So, what happens if they get it wrong? How might a misdiagnosis impact your life?
In short, the impact could be substantial. For example, imagine a situation in which a person is diagnosed with some type of cancer and a certain regimen of treatment is recommended based on that diagnosis. What if the doctor incorrectly identifies the type of cancer? What if it is more aggressive? What if the mistake is caught only when it is too late to do anything differently? The impact could be fatal.
Getting it right
Aside from a cancer diagnosis, there are many other medical situations in which a healthcare professional might make a misdiagnosis. Heart attacks, infections and even something that is completely treatable, like appendicitis, for example, could be misdiagnosed, leaving patients to suffer in the aftermath.
If you have been the victim of misdiagnosis, you may be experiencing a lesser quality of life due to the mistake. You may also be racking up thousands of dollars in medical bills trying to get that mistake corrected.
If you find yourself in this type of situation, you may have a legal claim to pursue. For more information, please visit the misdiagnosis overview section of our law firm’s website.