Failure to Diagnose Medical Conditions – Lake Charles Medical Malpractice Lawyers
It is a terrible shock when a doctor delivers the news of a serious medical problem. What if the doctor could have diagnosed the illness months or years earlier? Late-stage diagnosis results in more anxiety and more limited treatment options. In worst-case scenarios, misdiagnosis results in premature death.
Do you think your doctor failed to diagnose cancer? Did a family member suffer due to failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke? When you contact medical malpractice lawyers at Broussard & Hart, L.L.C., in Lake Charles, we take on the responsibility of untangling your potential legal claims, leaving you and your family free to concentrate on medical treatment.
A successful medical malpractice claim against a doctor who failed to diagnose cancer or made another type of diagnostic error can include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Unnecessary medical treatments
- Lost wages
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
Proving misdiagnosis cases requires careful review of medical records, and our attorneys enlist medical specialists to help us examine all available medical records. If the claim charges that a doctor failed to diagnose cancer, for example, we would work with an oncologist and a general practitioner to answer questions such as:
- Did the doctor fail to order specific diagnostic tests based on the patient’s symptoms?
- Did the doctor misinterpret the results of tests like x-rays, CT scans and MRIs?
- Did the doctor fail to refer the patient to a specialist after hearing the patient’s symptoms?
If the doctor failed to act according to accepted standards of diagnostic medicine and the patient suffered significantly as a result, then a medical malpractice claim may be successful. When you work with Broussard & Hart, you can rest assured that our lawyers and staff will do their very best to achieve a positive result in your case. We have the experience and resources to handle any type of misdiagnosis case.
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Our attorneys will review your case and represent you throughout your medical malpractice claim. Contact Broussard & Hart L.L.C. today for help pursuing a medical malpractice settlement. Your first consultation is free and we won’t charge fees unless money is recovered.
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