Misdiagnosing a patient with a condition can be devastating. If a doctor misdiagnoses a patient with cancer, when they don’t actually have cancer, the unnecessary chemo and radiation treatment can have incredibly harmful effects on their body. If a person has appendicitis and is sent home from the hospital because physicians told them it was something less severe, the impacts can be fatal. Doctors are human, of course, and they make mistakes. However, a doctor’s mistake can have lifelong or fatal consequences. If you were the victim of misdiagnosis, you should consult with a medical malpractice attorney. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Friedman Schuman can effectively represent you during this difficult time. If you are the victim of misdiagnosis, contact Friedman Schuman to schedule a consultation today.

Consequences of a misdiagnosis

When patients go to the doctor with health concerns, they trust the doctor’s expertise to tell them exactly what is wrong. The doctor may order tests, blood work, and other exams that can help them determine the problem. Unfortunately, when a doctor misdiagnoses a patient, there can be serious consequences. A misdiagnosis can result in the patient undergoing unnecessary treatment that could have negative effects on his or her health, such as unnecessary radiation for a false cancer diagnosis. Not only could a patient undergo incorrect treatment because of the misdiagnosis, he or she may also miss out on the correct treatment that could help resolve the health condition itself. Misdiagnosis can occur with a primary care physician, a specialty doctor, or even in the emergency room. When a physician does not provide the standard medical care, it can lead to serious issues. These results can be tragic and sometimes, fatal.

Contact a Montgomery County medical malpractice attorney

A misdiagnosis can have devastating and life-threatening impacts on a person. If you are the victim of a misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment, and/or a delayed diagnosis, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party. Understanding your rights is imperative and constructing a strong case is critical. You may be entitled to compensation that can assist in covering some of the medical bills associated with the misdiagnosis. When facing such a complicated legal matter, it is important to have an effective attorney on your side. The experienced attorneys at Friedman Schuman have assisted clients in matters of medical malpractice for over 30 years. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation when you need it most.