We Can Help When You’ve Been Injured Due To A Medical Misdiagnosis

When a person's medical condition is correctly diagnosed, his or her chances for the best possible recovery are at their highest. However, when someone's condition isn't diagnosed correctly or is not diagnosed at all, the chances of recovery — or even survival — may be greatly reduced.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered due to the failure of a physician or other medical professional to correctly diagnose your condition, contact Lipton Law for help. Our medical malpractice attorneys can review your medical records thoroughly to determine whether any wrongdoing on the part of a physician or other medical professional occurred and help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve.

Causes Of Misdiagnosis And Irreversible Damage

Cancer and other diseases and medical conditions can be misdiagnosed in a variety of ways. It is possible for a physician to incorrectly interpret a patient's symptoms, leading to a determination that the patient is suffering from another disease or not suffering from a medical condition at all. Doctors may also read test results wrong such as those from an X-ray, sonogram or mammogram. And in some cases, unfortunately, a physician may fail to properly diagnose a patient simply by not taking adequate time to listen to the patient and seriously considering his or her symptoms.

When a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose occurs, it can have a permanent effect on a patient and his or her family. The patient's recovery options may be severely limited if cancer or another disease is not diagnosed properly. Had the doctor correctly diagnosed the medical condition earlier, the cost of treatment, both in terms of dollars and the toll on a patient's body and emotions, may have been much lower.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Misdiagnosis

Medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis and the failure to diagnose can quickly become complicated. Additionally, in many of these cases, the doctor's insurance company will offer patients or their families a quick settlement, which may be far less than they deserve.

Working with a lawyer who has experience handling medical malpractice claims can help wronged patients and their families understand their legal options. At Lipton Law, we have this knowledge — and we know how to thoroughly investigate whether any wrongdoing on the part of a physician or other medical professional occurred. Don't let a medical professional get away with a misdiagnosis. Contact us online or call our Southfield, Michigan, office at 248-557-1688 today for more information.