One likely goes to a medical professional to get better. However, some individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere suffer the opposite. Because a medical professional failed to properly or timely diagnose a patient, that patient suffers from misdiagnosis. This medical error could have significant impacts on the patient, causing some to suffer a depreciated health or even death.
While medical professionals have the education, training and skills necessary to properly diagnose and treat patients, they are still humans and subject to human errors. And when errors are made, the patient could suffer tremendously. At Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, our skilled attorneys understand how devastating it can be when a patient suffers at the hands of a medical professional. Thus, our law firm is dedicated at helping patients navigate medical malpractice matters.
Diagnostic errors could happen for a variety reason. Maybe the symptoms were not properly assessed, the wrong tests were ordered, the results of tests were misread, the wrong treatment plan was initiated or no diagnosis was made. The wrong diagnosis or delayed diagnosis could cause a patient to suffer worsened conditions and even new medical issues.
Our law firm takes the time to explore these incidents. We look at medical documentation, consider all medical professionals that the patient came in contact with and assess whether these errors could be due to fatigue or negligence on the part of the doctor. This information not only helps prove liability, but it could help with the evaluation of damages suffered. Our goal is to meet the needs of our clients and make them whole again.
To learn more, check out our law firm's medical malpractice website. While much trust and faith is put in medical professionals, these professionals could be the cause of serious medical errors. When a medical professional harms a patient, it is important to establish the cause and liability of the matter.