New Jersey Wrong Diagnosis Lawyers
When you visit a physician with an ailment, you expect to receive a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Because diagnosis is the first step in the recovery process, it is imperative that the physician accurately analyzes your condition so you can receive proper and effective care.
A misdiagnosis can result in inappropriate treatment, a delay in treatment, and extra medical bills for you and your family. If you or someone you love has been a victim of this form of malpractice, then the New Jersey wrong diagnosis lawyers can help you fight for compensation. Contact us today by calling 1-800-346-5529.
Causes of Misdiagnosis
There are a number of doctor-driven causes of misdiagnosis. Some are caused by negligence, while others are the result of plain incompetence:
- Spending too little time with and examining the patient
- Failure to have widespread knowledge of diseases
- Failure to stay up-to-date with medical research and findings
- Miscommunications between patient and doctor
- Failure to consult with the necessary specialists
- Poor examination of test results, or failure to request the necessary tests
- Failure to recognize symptoms
No matter what the reasoning behind the wrong diagnosis may be, it is still a very dangerous form of malpractice that carries serious health and financial consequences. If you have suffered from misdiagnosis, then you deserve to seek justice.
The Consequences of Wrong Diagnosis
Wrong diagnoses are dangerous. In some cases, patients may needlessly receive invasive and high-risk procedures that can cause them injury or even death. For others, a misdiagnosis will result in the progression of a dangerous condition – for example, cancer. In many cases, a timely and correct diagnosis will make the difference between life and death. An incorrect diagnosis and therefore a delay in treatment can have devastating consequences.
If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, then a qualified medical malpractice attorney can help you claim damages. Contact the New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 1-800-346-5529 to explore your legal rights and options.