West Virginia Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis Lawyer
If you have lost a family member or loved one because of the negligence, recklessness, deliberate or wrongful conduct of doctor that has resulted in medical malpractice, please call our experienced West Virginia and Pennsylvania licensed medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation.
While the types of medical malpractice one can fall victim to are many and varied, one common type of medical error is a diagnosis error. There are two types of diagnosis errors, misdiagnosis, when a doctor gives a prognosis that a person has the wrong disease, and two, delayed diagnosis, diagnosing the disease correctly but not in a timely manner where treatment can yield effective results. Since time is of the essence in saving the patient’s life, failing to properly diagnose or delaying the diagnosis can lead to personal injury, unnecessary suffering and often death. If a doctor in whom you have placed your trust has misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose a disease that you have found to have had for a period of time, you need to call our law firm to see if you have West Virginia medical malpractice case.
Many cases of misdiagnosis are a direct result of doctors misreading test results. Not only does the appropriate tests have to be conducted, but also those test results must to be properly read and evaluated. Examples of tests that are conducted on patients are MRI’s, mammograms, and x-rays. As theses tests become increasingly sophisticated, the margin of error decreases as well. More and more doctors are simply misreading test results and failing to properly diagnose the patient’s disease.
Cancer of various types is a major killer of people in West Virginia every year. One of the most frequent and deadly misdiagnosis errors is in cancer patients. Preventing diagnosis errors in cancer patients is especially important as early detection is critical in the treatment of common cancers such as melanoma, breast, colon, and lung cancer. Getting it right the first time can double one’s chances of beating the disease and getting back to a normal, productive life. Getting it wrong jeopardizes the patient’s life.
If you or a loved one have had a disease like cancer misdiagnosed, or if the diagnosis has been delayed due to the negligence of a doctor, hospital or their staff, call the West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers at Adams Legal Group PLLC. today for a free consultation and to discuss your legal rights and chances of recovery for your pain and suffering and the loss of your loved one.