When you go to a doctor’s office with symptoms, you expect them to correctly diagnose your illness and prescribe treatment. Unfortunately for some people, their doctors fail to correctly diagnose their illness, and prolong their recovery as a result. Failure to diagnose, or wrong diagnosis, is considered medical malpractice.
If you have been injured because a doctor or other medical professional incorrectly diagnosed your illness, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact the Green Bay medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your grounds for filing a legal claim. Call 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
If for some reason your doctor cannot determine your ailment based on symptoms and tests, then he or she is legally bound to refer you to a different physician or specialist who may be able to help. Failure to do so may cause your condition to worsen, effectively prolonging your pain and suffering. In some cases, a doctor’s misdiagnosis could result in the wrongful death of the patient.
Cancer, for example, is a disease which worsens rapidly. If a physician fails to diagnose a patient with cancer, the malignant cells can replicate quickly, lessening the victim’s likelihood of survival.
If you or someone you know has suffered because of a doctor’s failure to correctly diagnose your ailment, he or she could be liable for your damages. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as any lost wages. Contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874 for more information.