Were you Misdiagnosed in Tampa, FL?
Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a medical issue can be detrimental to an individual’s ability to take action to fight an illness. It can also lead to medication errors and other problems that can cause injury or even wrongful death. Sadly, even despite the introduction of more modern diagnostic techniques that include intensive and invasive monitoring, the number of major missed diagnoses has not changed over the past 20 to 30 years. If you or a loved one has reason to believe that you have been misdiagnosed, you should be aware of your legal rights and the recourse’s that are available to seek justice for any harm that has been done. The Florida Law Group can help you understand your various options.
You may be entitled to a significant financial recovery to help alleviate the burdens of issues such as:
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages and future lost wages
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
Misdiagnosis of a Serious Medical Condition
When a medical professional fails to correctly diagnose a serious medical condition, the results can be catastrophic for a patient. Curable illnesses can turn into terminal diseases because they were not recognized and treated in a timely manner. In any case of misdiagnosis, victims and their families have the right to take legal action to seek justice for any harm that is caused.
The three major categories of medical misdiagnosis are as follows:
- False positive – Misdiagnosis of a disease that is not actually present
- False negative – Failure to diagnose a disease that is present
- Equivocal results – Inconclusive interpretation without a definite diagnosis
Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys Proving Negligence in Your Malpractice Case
Although it may be obvious that the medical professional in question has incorrectly diagnosed your illness, you will need more substantial evidence of negligence to pursue a malpractice case. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes all of the time. However, they cannot be held accountable for the ramifications of their errors unless they have acted incompetently within the scope of their responsibilities, so it is important to assess a few key factors and conduct a thorough investigation. This is why it is highly recommended that you enlist the help of our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers. Once hired, we will be able to review all of the factors involved in your case and more accurately determine whether or not you have a valid malpractice case to pursue.
Injured? Contact the Florida Law Group Without Delay Before it is Too Late.
In the state of Florida, a wrongfully injured patient has a limited amount of time to pursue a medical malpractice case against a negligent physician and/or medical institution. From the date of injury, one has a mere two years to file an official lawsuit in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. For this reason, it is important that you act quickly if you have become the victim of misdiagnosis. Failing to do so could mean that you will be forced to forfeit your ability to recover compensation for the harm that you have suffered.
Please contact our firm to learn more about how we can assist you with your legal needs.