PHOENIX MISDIAGNOSIS AND FAILURE TO
When seeking medical treatment from a doctor or other medical professional, you would expect to be properly diagnosed and treated. Yet too often, doctors misdiagnose a medical issue, leaving the true underlying medical problem to go untreated. Even worse, in cases when a doctor misses a diagnosis completely, an illness can become even more serious and lead to death. According to Johns Hopkins University, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the US, with over 250,000 attributed deaths annually. In situations when a doctor has made such an error, the Enara Law PLLC medical malpractice attorneys in Phoenix are here to help.
EFFECTS OF MEDICAL MISDIAGNOSIS
AND FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE
Making an incorrect diagnosis or missing a When a doctor makes such a detrimental error like a misdiagnosis, patients may undergo unnecessary treatment that offers them no alleviation of their pain. Such unnecessary procedures may in fact lead to more pain and suffering for patients. Meanwhile, the underlying illness goes unnoticed or untreated. In some unfortunate circumstances, such a medical mistake can even lead to death.
Missed and improper diagnosis have numerous severe detrimental consequences to patients, including:
- Improper surgical procedure
- Failure to provide proper testing
- Failure to properly recognize symptoms and treatment
- Improper prescription medication
- Allergic reactions to medication
- Improper testing analysis
- Anesthesia accidents
- Improper patient follow up
Despite all these potential harms to patients, the underlying illness continues to worsen and inflict further pain and suffering. In such situations, misdiagnosis of a minor issue can lead to a terminal disorder.
DAMAGES FOR A MISSED DIAGNOSIS
AND MISDIAGNOSIS IN ARIZONA
On medical malpractice cases, it's important to remember who is on the other side of the case- doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies. All are well funded, and will attempt to deny any wrongdoing and responsibility. Working with one of our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers, Enara Law PLLC will maximize your recovery and hold the doctors and hospitals accountable.
When calculating damages for a medical malpractice case, it's common to be awarded past and future medical expenses. Lost wages and loss of earning capacity can also be awarded. Pain and suffering may also be available, in cases where a doctor demonstrated gross misconduct.
COMMON DIAGNOSIS MISTAKES IN PHOENIX
Some of the most common misdiagnosis by doctors include the following:
- A false positive- when a doctor misdiagnoses an illness or disease that is not
- A false negative- when a doctor fails to diagnose an illness that is present
- Erroneous results- when results are wrong or misinterpreted by a doctor.
The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Enara Law PLLC are ready to help aggressively represent you and help you get compensation for your misdiagnosis injuries.