Massachusetts Wrong Diagnosis Attorney
When patients go to doctors because of health complaints, they have a right to expect that their condition will be accurately diagnosed, but our Massachusetts wrong diagnosis lawyers are all too aware of how common wrong or late diagnoses can be. In some cases, of course, a patient’s symptoms may be so general that any number of health issues may be to blame, making it difficult to make a correct diagnosis initially. However, there are many other circumstances in which a doctor should have been able to determine what was ailing a patient, but failed to. In these circumstances, a patient may face serious consequences, or even death, as a result of a wrong or delayed diagnosis.
Even with few or no symptoms, many patients should be screened for common diseases such as breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or circulation problems. The purpose of screening is to detect problems before they cause serious harm or death. Doctors need to keep up with current recommendations and screening tests, and to notify patients when screening tests are due. If proper screening isn’t done, serious medical conditions may not be diagnosed until it’s too late for effective treatment.
If you or someone you know has suffered injury or death as a result of a doctor’s wrong or delayed diagnosis of your condition, you may be entitled to compensation for the suffering and losses you have experienced. Our medical-legal staff understands how to identify medical signs and symptoms that may have been missed or ignored by a health care provider. Our Massachusetts wrong diagnosis lawyers represent families throughout New England, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Contact the Massachusetts wrong diagnosis attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, at 617-426-4488 today for a free consultation about your case.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
Busy doctors may sometimes ignore a patient’s signs or symptoms, or simply attribute them to stress, muscle strain, heartburn, migraine, or other less serious conditions. If the doctor is wrong, the patient may suffer from serious harm or even death.
In many cases, a patient may suffer from very general symptoms, making it difficult for medical professionals to provide an accurate diagnosis regardless of competence. However, there are a number of different common conditions which have signs and symptoms identifiable enough that most medical professionals are expected to recognize them, but many often fail to do so. Some of these include the following:
- Heart Attack
- Stroke or TIA
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
If you believe that a medical care provider failed to identify these or other conditions in you or a loved one, do not hesitate to take action.
If you or someone you know has suffered injury or death caused by a medical provider’s wrong or late diagnosis, we may be able to help you find out more about what happened and whether you are entitled to compensation. Contact a Boston wrong diagnosis lawyer at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today at 617-426-4488 for a free consultation with an experienced member of our medical-legal team.