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Can You Sue a Doctor For a Misdiagnosis?

While we all expect doctors to correctly diagnose and help all their patients, this isn’t always the case. Doctors can also make mistakes and misdiagnose patients, which may have life-changing consequences. If you suspect that a doctor made a mistake in diagnosing you or a loved one, you may want to explore your legal options. 

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to sue a doctor for a misdiagnosis. The laws regarding medical malpractice vary by state. The lawyers at Dalli & Marino, LLP are experienced in medical malpractice cases and can help you figure out if you have a case. Here is what you need to know about suing a doctor for misdiagnosing you.

Can I Sue My Doctor For the Wrong Diagnosis?

If you think your doctor has given you a wrong diagnosis, you may be wondering if you can sue them for medical malpractice. In general, it is very difficult to sue a doctor for the wrong diagnosis. This is because doctors are not perfect and may misdiagnose a patient even when they have acted with a reasonable level of care.

To win a medical malpractice case, you would need to prove that the doctor gave you a wrong diagnosis and that this was due to their negligence. Additionally, you would need to show that the misdiagnosis caused you some type of harm. If you are considering suing your doctor for the wrong diagnosis, it is important to speak to a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional deviates from the accepted standard of care, resulting in injury or death to a patient. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, negligence, and errors during surgery are all forms of medical malpractice.

How Do You Prove Misdiagnosis?

If you think you were misdiagnosed by your doctor, you may be wondering how to prove it. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. To prove that your doctor misdiagnosed you, you would need to show that a reasonably competent doctor would not have made the same mistake. This can be difficult to do, as it requires proving that the doctor was not competent. However, a medical malpractice lawyer can help you build your case and help you determine if your doctor was negligent.

Common Types of Misdiagnosis

There are many different types of misdiagnosis that can occur, but some of the most common include failing to diagnose a condition, misdiagnosing a condition, and over-diagnosing a condition. When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, it means that they did not recognize the signs and symptoms of the condition and did not properly treat it. Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor incorrectly identifies the cause of a patient’s symptoms. Over-diagnosis happens when a doctor diagnoses a condition that is not actually present, which can result in incorrect care being administered to the patient.

Contact the Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Dalli & Marino, LLP Today

If you think your doctor made a mistake in diagnosing you or a loved one, it’s important to reach out to a medical malpractice lawyer at Dalli & Marino, LLP today. We can help you figure out if your doctor misdiagnosed you, along with the steps to take after. Our compassionate lawyers are knowledgeable about medical malpractice and want to get you the compensation and justice you deserve. 

Our lawyers also speak Spanish so we can more easily communicate with a multitude of clients. The lawyers at Dalli & Marino, LLP are here for you and your family. Contact us online or call us at 888-465-8790 today.

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