Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Suffering from any ailment can be both physically and mentally taxing, especially if you are in the process of finding out what that ailment is. As a patient, you trust that medical professionals are aptly trained to give you an accurate diagnosis so that you can start taking the first steps toward treatment and recovery. Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes provide a misdiagnosis.
A misdiagnosis can be life-changing, due to the fact that a patient will often begin treatment for a medical condition that they do not have. This can lead to unwarranted emotional stress and financial burden that comes with medical treatment. In severe cases, a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can also have long term consequences and may lead to death.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. The medical misdiagnosis malpractice lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. are trained and ready to help you file your claim, and start fighting for the compensation benefits that you deserve.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses
Some diseases are significantly more difficult to diagnose depending on your symptoms. That is why we put our trust in doctors and medical professionals to help find the right diagnosis and treatment. There are still many cases in which medical negligence occurs on the part of the healthcare professional, and the patient has to suffer the consequences.
According to Everyday Health, here are the top ten most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses:
- Heart attacks
- Celiac disease
- Lyme disease
- Thyroid conditions
- Aortic dissection
- Pulmonary Embolism
How to Tell If You Have Been Misdiagnosed
It is very difficult to tell that you have been misdiagnosed while in the process of medical treatment. However, it is important to take specific precautions when receiving a diagnosis. To be proactive, make sure to ask your medical professional as many questions as you can about your diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, feel free to do online research or speak to others who have suffered such a diagnosis to ensure that the symptoms line up.
The best way to tell if you have been misdiagnosed is to get a second or third opinion. This may be costly for some, but when you are diagnosed with something serious, it is important to make sure the diagnosis is accurate as quickly as possible.
What to Do If You Have Been Misdiagnosed
Medical misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can significantly impact a person’s life. Misdiagnosis can stop a medical patient from receiving accurate treatment, and lead to unnecessary medical bills. In some cases, misdiagnosis can lead to a symptom relapse, infection, increased pain, or even death.
If you have been misdiagnosed, the first priority is to make sure you are properly diagnosed by another healthcare provider. This will help you get on the right track when it comes to treatment and/or recovery. Keep all of your documents well organized when it comes to both treatment and financial expenses. This will help you prove your medical malpractice case.
If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit, the only way to find out is by contacting an attorney who understands the ins and outs of medical malpractice. Contact a qualified medical malpractice attorney to get your claim filed and take the first step toward financial compensation.
How a Miami Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer Can Help
Being misdiagnosed or having a loved one who was misdiagnosed can be both physically and psychologically traumatizing. Not to mention the financial cost of paying for harmful treatment or treatment that was not necessary.
If you or a loved one are suffering from the aftermath of a misdiagnosis, contact a qualified Miami medical misdiagnosis lawyer at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. We will bring in our team of investigators and expert witnesses to fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.