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Failure to Diagnose Lawyers Tampa

If your physician or other medical professional fails to diagnose you with a medical condition and therefore you get treatment for another condition or are unable to get treatment at all, you may have grounds to pursue a failure to diagnose lawsuit. In these circumstances, you need the help of experienced and qualified failure to diagnose lawyers in Tampa. Failure to diagnose lawyers in Tampa can help you with every aspect of evaluating your overall claim and determining whether or not you have grounds to move forward with a lawsuit.

It can be very frustrating to realize that you are in this situation, but thankfully you are not alone because you can have dedicated and knowledgeable people to help you with this process. It can be a lot to think about—all of the various aspects of a failure to diagnose case. But the sooner you retain failure to diagnose lawyers in Tampa, the easier it will be for you to open a legal case.

Understanding Failure to Diagnose

Failure to diagnose is an example of medical malpractice, as it is a medical error that falls under the general concept of misdiagnosis. When you visit a doctor, you expect that they will use their years of training and knowledge to do everything possible to determine what's happening with you. When a physician fails to do this and deviates from the standard of care that would have been followed by other medical professionals in the same situation, you may have grounds to pursue a legal claim for compensation.

Your failure to diagnose lawyers in Tampa can help you. The experienced attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have years of experience going through this situation and helping victims to determine their rights and their next best steps. Although it can be very frustrating to go through this process on your own, working with a qualified attorney can make it that much easier for you to move forward.

Delayed diagnosis or failure to recognize symptoms of an existing condition are also considered a failure to diagnose. In some cases, your physician might correctly identify one medical condition or illness, but fail to diagnose coexisting diseases or illnesses. This could still potentially form the basis of a lawsuit filed by failure to diagnose lawyers in Tampa.

Diagnostic errors that the medical community and medical malpractice lawyers often see together with the failure to diagnose include things such as the improper reading of diagnostic tests, failing to refer a patient to a specialist who could have helped them, failing to screen for a specific disease or illness, failing to take a complete medical history or learn more about the patient's symptoms, and failing to investigate the causes of a patient's symptoms. In these circumstances, a medical malpractice case might have to be filed by failure to diagnose lawyers in Tampa. The team at Morgan & Morgan has helped many victims who have had to unfortunately live through the complicated situation of failure to diagnose. These attorneys assist with crafting victims’ legal claims and helping them to understand what is at stake.

Doctors fail to diagnose certain conditions for a variety of reasons, but when they deviate from the standard of care that should have been provided by a medical professional, this can become the basis of a lawsuit. If medical negligence is the reason that you experience failure to diagnose, physicians open themselves to medical malpractice claims. Both inaction and actions can qualify as medical negligence and can occur throughout one or even more interactions with a doctor. Here are some of the situations in which failure to diagnose may occur.

Initial Testing

When you begin to experience unexplained symptoms, you will set up an appointment with your doctor to get a diagnosis. You may be visiting your physician for a regular checkup. In these circumstances, it is the role of the physician and their medical staff to gather as much information as possible about your condition and the symptoms you're experiencing. Doctors then use this and the results of any physical exam of you to determine whether additional testing should be required. Testing is then used to determine the proper course of treatment.

However, negligent doctors can occasionally fail to screen high-risk patients, such as attributing symptoms to smoking, drinking high blood pressure, or obesity. In some cases, a physician may order the wrong test for the symptoms that the patient reports, or fail to take the symptoms seriously. Unfortunately, failing to provide the proper tests and screenings could easily lead to a failure to diagnose.

Test Result Analysis

Even if all of the right tests are ordered, the physicians still must analyze the results properly to get an accurate diagnosis. There are a variety of different reasons that a medical professional might not correctly interpret a diagnostic result. But regardless of what caused the initial mistake, poor analysis of these ordered tests leaves patients assuming that they don't have the medical condition or pursuing other routes of treatment. This blocks you from getting the timely treatment that could have alleviated your symptoms or even potentially resolved your overall condition.

If you find yourself in this situation, it is crucial that you consult with the dedicated and experienced lawyers at Morgan & Morgan. The failure to diagnose lawyers at Morgan & Morgan in Tampa know what it takes to gather all of the evidence to prepare a compelling claim against a doctor or medical facility.

Treatment

Different treatments are available for different diseases and illnesses. Many patients have a variety of treatment options to choose from, especially when their diagnosis comes early. It is the responsibility of the doctor to recommend the best option based on the patient's history and lab results. With poor interpretation of the results or improper testing to begin with, sometimes the wrong treatment is recommended for the patient, or no treatment is recommended at all.

Communication

It is crucial that your doctor be able to communicate with you effectively and accurately regarding your test information and your symptoms. Not giving you information about your condition makes it impossible for you to make decisions about your treatment. Failing to diagnose creates significant dangers for patients because they may require more aggressive treatment as a result of the worsening condition that occurred during this failure to diagnose. Significant treatment delays, death, and unneeded surgery are just a few of the other problems of failure to diagnose.

Recovering Compensation for Failure to Diagnose

As the team at Morgan & Morgan's failure to diagnose lawyers in Tampa can tell you, if a doctor failed to give you the appropriate diagnosis and you have sustained losses as a result, Florida law protects you and allows you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is your responsibility to prove that your doctor breached the standard of medical care owed to you by failing to follow accepted standards in the medical community. Each case is different, so it is important that you meet directly with qualified and experienced lawyers to discuss the specifics of your case.

Some of the common damages associated with medical malpractice claims include loss of consortium with a spouse, reduced enjoyment of life, physical pain and suffering, cost of long-term healthcare, current and future medical treatment costs, and current lost wages. Furthermore, you may have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice wrongful death claim in the event that your loved one was killed because of these actions.

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  • What Will a Lawyer Really Do? 

    Lawyers with extensive experience in medical malpractice claims know the kind of work that is required to determine whether or not you have grounds to pursue a case. After they determine that you have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, your medical malpractice attorneys will begin to gather the evidence that makes up the basis of your claim. This often involves an outside review from other physicians who can determine that the doctor or doctors in your case failed to diagnose. 

    Lawyers with extensive experience in medical malpractice claims know the kind of work that is required to determine whether or not you have grounds to pursue a case. After they determine that you have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, your medical malpractice attorneys will begin to gather the evidence that makes up the basis of your claim. This often involves an outside review from other physicians who determine that the doctors in your case failed to diagnose you. 

    This can be one of the most complicated aspects of a medical malpractice claim, so it is important to work with qualified legal professionals who are very familiar with medical malpractice lawsuits. 

    It is crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible, as this may be your only chance to pursue compensation. Taking appropriate action steps to protect your interest is critical for recovering the appropriate compensation. You have a limited period of time in which to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit so do not hesitate to contact the experienced failure to diagnose lawyers at Morgan & Morgan. We're here to answer your questions and help you with your legal claim. 

    Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to get started.

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