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Misdiagnosis Lawsuit Claims Lawyer

The only situation worse than being diagnosed with a life-altering medical condition is having a doctor misdiagnose a serious illness. Many health conditions require early detection and quick treatment to reduce risks and long-term impact on wellness and quality of life. If a physician misdiagnosed you or a loved one, resulting in serious medical issues or death, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical malpractice for restitution.

One of the responsibilities of a physician or medical professional is to identify a patient’s health issues. When a patient is demonstrating symptoms that are commonly associated with a disease or illness, it is the duty of the health care provider to perform the needed tests and evaluation for diagnosis. When a serious illness is not diagnosed or misdiagnosed, it can pose extreme risks to a patient’s health. If injury or harm occurs, the medical professional or facility may be liable for injuries and expenses caused by the misdiagnosis.

Definition of a Misdiagnosis

Many serious illnesses do not have outward symptoms and are difficult to detect. Cancer and other diseases can mimic other illnesses or have no symptoms at all. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose is only medical malpractice when a patient has clear symptoms that should be a warning of a serious condition. The rule of thumb is that if another physician with similar training would have diagnosed the illness correctly based on the symptoms, or the physician misreads the test results, it may be a case of medical malpractice.

Any medical malpractice claim can be very complex, especially delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis cases. If you believe you were harmed by a misdiagnosis, obtain expert legal advice by contacting our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We can help you determine if moving forward with a medical malpractice claim is in your best interest during a free consultation at our office.

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