Orlando Medical Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Whether in a hospital emergency room or at our doctor’s office, when we seek help from a health care provider because we are ill, in pain, and/or are experiencing other symptoms, our goal is to get treated so we can feel better as soon as possible. The last thing we expect or need to be misdiagnosed and either treated improperly or not treated at all.
Unfortunately, despite advances in health care, misdiagnosis is still a serious problem, with up to four million cases of misdiagnosis of a serious health condition occurring each year. One of the reasons this is so worrisome is misdiagnosis can lead to being prescribed the wrong medication, undergoing unneeded surgical procedures, or in a worst-case scenario, losing your life.
If you or a family member has suffered because of a misdiagnosis, you could be the victim of medical malpractice and entitled to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering. It is, however, important to get professional legal advice as soon as possible.
An experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorney from Bailey Fisher can help you hold the responsible party accountable for negligence and obtain the full compensation you deserve. We focus exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice. Because of our concentration in this area, we have gained extensive experience, knowledge, and skill in seeking and attaining justice for those wronged by the negligence of others.
Obligation to Properly Diagnose
One common question our Orlando medical malpractice attorneys get is how a doctor can be held accountable for misdiagnosing a health condition. Simply put, medical professionals have an obligation to properly diagnose you. Without a proper diagnosis, you cannot make good decisions on the course of action for regaining your health. What is even more frightening is that if you are prescribed the wrong medication for your condition or given the wrong procedure, you could suffer additional health issues.
When you are working with experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys, they will explain the rules which apply to medical negligence to you. Generally, to establish your case, you must prove the medical staff owed you a duty of care, they breached their duty, and the breach of duty caused you to suffer significant damages. Healthcare professionals including lab technicians, physicians, nurses, and hospitals owe every patient this duty of care.
Holding Doctors Accountable for Misdiagnosis
Whether you have been treated for an illness you do not have, failed to receive the proper treatment because of a misdiagnosis, or suffered other health consequences as a result of a misdiagnosis, you should seek the guidance of Orlando attorneys with successful experience in handling misdiagnosis cases. An attorney who understands medical malpractice laws and is a skilled negotiator and litigator can help you hold the medical professional who misdiagnosed you accountable for his negligence.
The long-term consequences of a misdiagnosis are serious. You could suffer long-term health issues as a result of improper medications, and necessary treatment could be delayed, jeopardizing your health and your life. Misdiagnosis should never be taken lightly. By filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can help protect other patients from facing the consequences of this type of medical malpractice.
Help with Your Misdiagnosis Case from Experienced Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorneys
At Bailey Fisher, our first concern is for your well-being. We care about every client and take the time to make sure you understand the process which is necessary to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and get the help you need to be compensated fairly for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering.
If you or a family member has been injured due to having your medical condition misdiagnosed, we can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and help you obtain the full compensation you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys will evaluate your case for free and advise you on next steps.