When we are ill or injured, we rely on medical professionals to help us. Whether that means diagnosing a patient or determining a course of treatment, doctors in Massachusetts and elsewhere are trusted to make accurate medical decisions. But just like anyone else, a doctor is human and subject to human errors. This means that mistakes could be made during the diagnosis process, resulting in wrong or delayed diagnoses. This could cause a patient to receive no care or the wrong treatment plan, resulting in new or worsened conditions.
When diagnostic errors occur, it may not be initially clear that these mistakes were made. At Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, our attorneys understand how significant medical errors can be. Because of this, we are dedicated at helping individuals in the North Adams area explore their rights when it comes to filing a medical malpractice action.
When the health of a patient is compromised, it is important to understand what caused this. If medical errors are to blame, our law firm is available to investigate the matter further. It is possible that the doctor did not properly diagnose a patient because symptoms were not properly assessed, the wrong tests were ordered, the results were misread or the wrong treatment plan was put in action. Our attorneys look at the steps taken by medical professionals and what was communicated between and among those treating the harmed patient. This helps us determine cause and liability.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s medical malpractice website. When an ill patient worsens, it is hard to assess the cause. However, the basis of the patient’s harms could be diagnostic errors. If a patient or their loved ones believe that medical errors are to blame for the harms suffered by a patient, it is important to explore the rights afforded to them. This could mean filing a medical malpractice action, helping to hold a negligent medical professional accountable and recover compensation for losses suffered.