Wrong Diagnosis Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
When you submit yourself to the care of a medical professional, you are putting your trust in their ability to properly diagnose your condition and treat it in the best manner possible. Sometimes, however, even these well-trained individuals make mistakes and fail to accurately recognize the problem. When this happens, the consequences may be either mild or extremely severe. In serious cases, misdiagnosis can result in death.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of wrong diagnosis, you deserve to assert your legal rights and claim compensation for the damage done. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff wrong diagnosis attorneys of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. are here to help you in the best way possible. Please call our offices today to learn more about how we can assist you.
What is Wrong Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis?
Wrong diagnosis, also known as misdiagnosis, can come in several different forms. When a doctor fails to recognize that anything at all is wrong with the patient, and claims that he or she is healthy when that is not the case, the physician has given a misdiagnosis. Should a medical professional claim that the patient is ill with a different condition than what he or she actually has, then that expert has also performed wrong diagnosis.
Signs of a Wrong Diagnosis
There are certain factors which may indicate that you have received a wrong diagnosis. If any of the following apply to you after visiting a physician for consultation, then you may be a victim of misdiagnosis:
- The treatment doesn’t appear to be working
- You have symptoms that don’t typically occur with your diagnosis
- The doctor has diagnosed you based solely on a lab test
- Your ailments are common of a general problem, but the doctor has diagnosed you with an uncommon disease or illness
- Your doctor bases the diagnosis on a lab test that you never took
If any of the above applies to you, then your physician may have incorrectly identified your illness or problem. Should you feel as though you have received a misdiagnosis, contact your medical practitioner right away for a follow-up appointment.