The wrong diagnosis can be a significant problem for a patient in one of two ways. First, the patient may end up getting the wrong kind of treatment, taking medications that they don’t need or that don’t treat the illness. Second, they could go without treatment when treatment should have been indicated.
Medical malpractice happens every day in America, and it’s the result of many patient injuries and deaths. If you have been harmed because of a misdiagnosis of a condition or were given the wrong diagnosis, then you may be able to pursue a claim.
Who can you file a medical malpractice claim against?
If you want to file a malpractice claim, you may be able to file one against the hospital or clinic, your medical provider or anyone else involved in the misdiagnosis or wrong diagnosis.
To make a claim, you’ll need to show that you have suffered a financial loss as a result of this malpractice. You also need to show that other similar medical providers would have identified the illness or injury. You should be able to show that you were injured as a result of the misdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis as well.
Anyone from pharmacists to nurses or anesthesiologists can face claims for making errors. If you are hurt, it may be worth discussing your case with an attorney to see if you can move forward. They may be able to help you negotiate for treatment coverage, financial support or other benefits in a settlement. If not, your attorney could help you by representing you in court. Our website has more on what you can do next.