Failure to Diagnose
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Baltimore
Medical malpractice does not only occur due to the mistaken action of a medical provider. It can also happen due to inexcusable inaction, such as when a medical provider fails to accurately diagnose a serious illness.
Did you or a loved one suffer a worsened injury or illness due to a misdiagnosis, or a failure to diagnose? You have to consider your options to seek compensation through an injury claim against the medical provider or individual physician. Our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers at Brown & Barron are standing by to hear your account and determine the best course of action.
Call us at (410) 698-1717 or use an online contact form to begin at your first opportunity.
What Happens in a Diagnosis Failure Case?
Patients who come to medical facilities expect and deserve the utmost medical attention that meets all acceptable medical standards. In many injury cases, the harm is entirely internalized, making it impossible for them to know what is causing them pain and discomfort. For a case involving a patient with a serious illness, they can only discuss symptoms but might not be able to do so clearly due to a lack of medical knowledge.
To this end, all patients rely on doctors and physicians to let them know what is wrong through an accurate diagnosis. When the health complication is rare, subtle, or complicated, second or third opinions can be sought by the medical provider to reach the diagnosis. Failing to take responsible steps to diagnose a patient accurately amounts to medical malpractice as it does not meet accepted medical standards.
Causes behind a diagnosis failure may include:
- Medical provider hastily examines patient
- Medical provider is inexperienced
- Diagnosis lab conducts a testing error
- Patient records are mixed up
- Affliction is confused for another health problem
Doing the Right Thing for Mistreated Patients in Maryland
Brown & Barron has long been known throughout Baltimore and the surrounding region as a personal injury law firm that genuinely cares about its clients. We continually hold ourselves to the highest expectations because we know our clients deserve the best representation possible. From diagnosis errors to surgical mistakes, you can bring your medical malpractice claim to our law firm and know it is in good hands.
For a free case evaluation, you can call (410) 698-1717 at any time.
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