Patients go to a hospital and other healthcare facilities with a variety of illnesses and injuries to obtain the necessary care for recovery. Doctors and other highly trained medical professionals are obligated to determine the cause and the most effective course of treatment. However, physicians and nurses miss signs of a condition or fail to use the proper diagnostic tests in a timely manner.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a diagnosis error by a healthcare provider in Virginia, Halperin Law Center is dedicated to helping you recover your entitled compensation. With more than 25 years of experience, our Richmond personal injury lawyer has an extensive track record of success, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
TYPES OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS ERRORS
There are many possible reasons for an incorrect medical diagnosis, but poor communication is typically a factor in these cases. While miscommunication between medical professionals and patients occur in some cases, lack of communication between medical providers and facilities, as well as failure to coordinate care, frequently occurs and results in diagnosis errors.
Common ways that doctors and other healthcare providers can make diagnostic mistakes include:
- Missed diagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to recognize complications and symptoms
- Failure to diagnose a related or unrelated disease
- Failure to perform regular physicals or screenings
- Ignoring or misinterpreting test results
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Diagnostic errors can result in delayed treatment, lack of treatment entirely, and even harmful treatment. The impact of medical malpractice can be life-altering and lasting. Do not risk fighting for the compensation and justice you deserve without our experienced legal counsel.
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