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What to Do If Your Doctor Misdiagnoses You With an Illness

by The Beasley Firm  |  August 11, 2022  |  

Your Rights If You Were Harmed by a Doctor’s Diagnostic Error

A surprising amount of people receive the wrong diagnosis from doctors every year. In some cases, it is harmless, but in others, it wastes valuable time, causing significant damage. If you were misdiagnosed by a medical professional and suffered harm, you might be entitled to compensation.

At The Beasley Firm LLC, we have been helping victims of medical malpractice, including misdiagnoses, obtain compensation for their injuries. We work tirelessly to secure the largest recovery possible for our clients and will not hesitate to go to trial to get the outcome they deserve. If you were misdiagnosed by a doctor, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 for a free consultation. 

How Common Are Misdiagnoses?

According to multiple studies, millions of people are misdiagnosed each year. It is unclear why so many diagnostic errors occur, but it is believed that many are preventable. Misdiagnoses caused by inexperience, inattention, or inadequate procedures may amount to medical malpractice. 

If you were misdiagnosed by a doctor and suffered harm, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is strongly recommended that you consult with a misdiagnosis lawyer as soon as possible to determine your legal options. Depending on the situation, you may have a valid claim for medical malpractice or wrongful death if you lost a loved one. 

What Are Your Rights After a Misdiagnosis?

In the devastating event that you were misdiagnosed, resulting in a delay in vital treatment or some other kind of injury, you might have the right to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent provider. A lawyer can help determine how you should proceed after a misdiagnosis and whether you should pursue legal action.

Without the help of an attorney, it may be difficult to determine whether your misdiagnosis amounted to medical malpractice. It is imperative to retain an attorney with vast experience handling diagnostic error cases, as they can be complex and require testimony from a medical expert.

Should I Hire an Attorney?

Undoubtedly, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney if you were harmed due to a misdiagnosis. Tragically, many misdiagnoses involve serious health problems, which can have fatal results. According to a study published in the journal Diagnosis, diagnostic errors causing serious harm often involve “missed vascular events, infections, and cancers.”

As noted in the study, an estimated “10-15% of all rendered diagnoses are incorrect.” These inaccurate diagnoses can have lifelong consequences and may even cause death. Holding providers accountable is one way to stop these diagnostic errors from occurring in the future. 

Getting the Compensation You Deserve

If you believe that you were misdiagnosed or your doctor missed a diagnosis, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 for a free consultation. Get the high-quality legal representation you deserve. At The Beasley Firm, we have recovered multiple multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. 

There are no fees unless we win. Call now to discuss your misdiagnosis with an experienced member of our legal team. All case evaluations are free and without obligation to retain our services.

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