West Palm Beach Failure to Diagnose, Delayed Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis Attorney
If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, contact West Palm Beach Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis Lawyer. Mr. Quackenbush represents clients who have been the victim of a doctor or other medical provider’s failure to diagnose delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis.
A failure to diagnose, sometimes referred to as misdiagnosis, is a form of medical malpractice in which a doctor fails to diagnose a serious illness or medical condition of a patient. For instance, failure to diagnose cases can comprise infections, which are usually progressive and get worse with time. If your doctor fails to notice infection and this careless error leads to an improper treatment or no treatment, a patient's condition might worsen, resulting in lost opportunities to get better or even death. And that doctor who failed to diagnose your problem will be liable.
In order to determine whether a doctor provided medical care in a reasonably competent way, you need to see what the doctor did or did not do to cause the failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. The doctor will be held to the standard of care of a reasonably prudent doctor. That is, your doctor might be held legally responsible for the worsening infection if a reasonably prudent doctor would have diagnosed the infection and your doctor did not.
In some cases of misdiagnosis, infections might lead to sepsis when they become really bad. Sepsis is defined as organ dysfunction caused by the body’s response to an infection and it can be life-threatening.
If you’ve been harmed by a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis anyplace in Florida (including Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Miami-Dade County), contact Mr. Quackenbush to speak about your case for free. He can be reached at 786-294-7711 today.Tips for Clients of This West Palm Beach Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Unfortunately, misdiagnosis of medical conditions is not uncommon. One devastating medical condition that doctors often fail to diagnose is cancer. Cancer is an extremely progressive medical condition. So, when a doctor fails to diagnose cancer or does not diagnose it when they should have, patients may lose their opportunity to fight the disease. A doctor might be held liable for the worsening condition if a reasonably prudent doctor would have diagnosed cancer earlier.
For instance, breast cancer is one type of cancer that is often not diagnosed when it should be. The doctor might be responsible for worsening cancer when he or she misses a woman’s breast cancer and the breast cancer progresses consequently.
Misreading of an x-ray, MRI or CT scan is also a type of failure to diagnose case that might result from a radiologist or another doctor’s negligence. If your condition becomes worse after the misread of an x-ray, MRI or CT scan by a doctor, then the doctor can be held responsible for the worsening condition if a reasonably prudent doctor would have diagnosed it in the first place. If it was a laboratory technician that misread the laboratory result, then it might be the lab tech who is liable for the negligence.
The defense in a failure to diagnose case will typically argue that your medical condition would have worsened even if your doctor had properly diagnosed the condition initially. As such, it will be important for you to be able to prove that, if the condition had been initially diagnosed properly, then the doctor would have been able to give treatment which might have prevented the deterioration of the condition.
In order to prove this, Mr. Quackenbush will hire other doctors as expert witnesses in your case who will analyze your medical records and find out what was done wrong, by who, when, and what could have/should have been done in a different way. The other doctors will sign affidavits to that effect, and this is, in fact, required by law to pursue a medical malpractice case.Relentless Representation Offered by This West Palm Beach Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis Attorney
When a doctor evaluates a patient and the patient’s condition and gives him or her diagnosis that is wrong, a case of misdiagnosis results. In other words, rather than simply missing your condition, the doctor might diagnose it as somewhat wrong. When this happens, the doctor might prescribe you treatment that is not required and might actually be dangerous. If the treatment you get causes you harm, then you might have a misdiagnosis case against the doctor that gave the wrong diagnosis.
Unfortunately, due to a misdiagnosis, sometimes people pass away. As such you might be able to pursue a medical malpractice wrongful death case on your loved one’s behalf if your loved one passes away because of misdiagnosis. A wrongful death case is a kind of lawsuit that can be brought by the family of a person who died because of the carelessness or intentional act of another. However, there are several types of restrictions and limitations that go along with a medical malpractice wrongful death case, so you should contact Mr. Quackenbush for help.
In the State of Florida, the standard statute of limitations is two-years in a medical malpractice case. This means that, when you knew or should have known that malpractice was committed, you have to bring your case within two years. As such, you should contact Mr. Quackenbush as soon as possible because these cases are extremely complex and you need the assistance of an experienced lawyer to file a lawsuit.Contact this West Palm Beach Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis Law Firm Today at 786-294-7711
If you have been harmed by a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis occurring anywhere in Palm Beach County (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 to consult with him about your case. This West Palm Beach Failure to Diagnosis Law Firm can help.