Individuals put a very significant amount of trust into the medical professionals that treat them. When someone goes to the doctor or the emergency room with a health concern, it is up to the medical staff to correctly diagnose the problem and treat it accordingly. Unfortunately, when a medical professional fails to accurately and efficiently make a diagnosis, a patient can suffer impacts that in some cases, may not be recoverable. There are several types of diagnosis errors that may happen to an individual. The major diagnosis errors that occur include the following:
- Misdiagnosis- when a patient is misdiagnosed with a health condition they do not actually have, they may undergo unnecessary treatment that can cause more harm while also failing to treat the actual health issue
- Delayed diagnosis- for many health issues such as cancer, a timely diagnosis can make a significant difference in the individual’s ability to recover from the illness or ailment
- Failure to diagnose cancer- failure to diagnose cancer in a patient may cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body and can have fatal results
If you believe that you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, contact our firm today.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.