Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common (and often most damaging) types of medical malpractice. 40% of medical malpractice involves a misdiagnosis or a missed or delayed diagnosis. Not having the proper diagnosis for an injury, disease, or illness can cause serious, severe, and even deadly consequences in certain circumstances.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, contact the attorneys at Buchanan Firm to discuss your situation. Under Michigan law, a patient injured by a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis may have a legal right to reimbursement for resulting harms and losses.
There is a difference between misdiagnosis and a delayed diagnosis.
Although definitions for each are different, the result is typically the same. Many patients of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis often deteriorate in health because of lack of treatment or otherwise improper treatment. In some cases, patients can also develop entirely new health disorders if they incorrectly prescribed medications they do not need.
Misdiagnosing a medical condition or simply not diagnosing that condition until much later can have profound adverse effects on the physical and mental health of a patient.
Common causes of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis are:
Legal claims involving misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis can be complicated, especially when investigating if negligence occurred. Other law firms try to find someone to ask on how to proceed with a misdiagnosis case.
At Buchanan Firm, we not only have a legal team experienced in medical malpractice cases, but also on-staff medical professionals with clinical experience and expertise. Helen J. Hicks MSN, for instance, is a full-time nurse with over 25 years of hospital experience. This unique capability enables our office to review your case immediately with medical knowledge and expertise you can trust. From there, our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys can build and prove your medical malpractice case.
If you or a loved one recently suffered injury or death because of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, call Buchanan Firm today. Let us help you receive the money and treatments necessary for a full medical recovery. We offer free, immediate, and confidential answers, and you pay no upfront costs unless we win your case.