We trust our medical professionals with our health, and the last thing we expect is to be misdiagnosed. While we recognize that doctors will not get their diagnosis correct every time and for every patient, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of medical professionals lead to a harmful misdiagnosis. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Dallas medical misdiagnosis attorney by your side. Let us conduct an investigation into what happened and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have stated that preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US annually and that they also lead to millions of injuries or illnesses each year. Their researchers also say that diagnostic errors cause more harm to patients than any other medical error.
There are no exact statistics about how many people are harmed due to a misdiagnosis each year because these fatalities and injuries are “hidden” by other causes. For example, if a person is not properly diagnosed with Stage I cancer, leading to cancer not being treated until it is too late, the cause of death will be listed as “cancer,” not a “misdiagnosis.”
There are various ways that a Dallas misdiagnosis case may arise. This can include:
A misdiagnosis can result in a medical malpractice claim if the patient sustains an injury or illnesses due to a lack of adequate care or even the failure of a medical professional to provide any care at all.
If you think you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed by a medical professional, you need to seek treatment from another doctor immediately. Another medical professional can attend to any emergency medical concerns and confirm the misdiagnosis.
You should also speak to a qualified Dallas medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can get involved in the case early and ensure that you take the steps necessary to build a solid case.
If you or somebody you love has been injured or become ill due to the misdiagnosis of a medical professional, you should seek legal assistance immediately. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our qualified and experienced attorneys are ready to conduct a complete investigation into your case. Our goal is to secure any compensation you may be entitled to, which can include: