When you go into a hospital or other medical facility, what kind of care do you expect to receive? Most often, we’re treated with courtesy, properly seen and treated by the medical staff, and sent on our way knowing that whatever ailment we had is being taken care of.However, this isn’t always the case. There are some situations in which medical professionals are wrong in their diagnosis of a problem you may be experiencing. With so much at stake, it’s imperative for doctors to get it right every time.
Misdiagnosis Means Missing a More Serious Issue
Can you imagine being told you have a minor condition, only to find out later that it was more serious than initially thought? This means you spent time thinking you were going to be fine. It also means you didn’t get further medical help when you needed it most.
You may be dealing with a life-threatening condition and not know it due to the medical professional’s mistakes. On the flip side, if you’re diagnosed with something worse than you have, it could lead to shock, anxiety, and stress.
The Doctors Get it Wrong, You Don’t Get Treatment
One of the biggest factors in treating many of the serious conditions a person can contract is early detection. This gives you the opportunity to seek treatment, procedures, and anything else that can help you heal over time. Misdiagnosis removes the possibility for early detection.
As a result, you may miss out on precious time during which you may be able to receive the treatment you need. This often allows whatever condition
exists to worsen, going from dangerous to life-threatening before you are able to properly seek treatment.
Misdiagnosis can change someone’s entire life and it is imperative that doctors get it right the first time, every time. If they fail to do so, our Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys may be able to seek legal action on your behalf for any damages you’ve experienced as a result.
Brown & Barron consists of skilled and experienced legal advocates, all with a focus on protecting those who have been harmed as a result of negligence. Trust that we’ll put your best interests first and work hard to help you seek the outcome you deserve.