Birmingham Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Did Your Doctor Misdiagnose Your Illness or Injury?
When a patient suffers from misdiagnosis of their medical condition, then
there may be grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. There is validity
in filing this type of claim if it is proven that the doctor failed to
recognize the symptoms or made the wrong judgment, which later resulted
in the patient developing an illness, injury, or worse—an advancement
of a serious medical condition.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a doctor’s misdiagnosis,
get Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law on your case! Even the slightest medical error can have fatal consequences, so do not
wait to make our claim.
Common Types of Misdiagnosis Case
Misdiagnosing a patient, failing to recognize the symptoms, is an egregious
offense. Not only is this harmful to the patient’s health, but medical
errors are costly to undo and try to retreat. Knowing that medical care
is expensive enough as it is, seeking treatment because of a diagnosis
makes the situation that much more costly.
Some of the most common misdiagnosis cases we have seen include:
- Heart attack
- Bacterial meningitis
- Pulmonary embolism
Some of the reasons misdiagnosis occurs include:
- Doctor fails to screen for a certain medical condition
- Doctor fails to refer the patient to a specialist when necessary
- Doctor misinterprets the lab results
- Doctor fails to follow up with the patients on their symptoms
- Doctor fails to or ignores the patient’s symptoms
When it comes time to file a claim, your Birmingham medical malpractice
attorney can assist you with demonstrating that our doctor failed to recognize
the symptoms and did not diagnose a serious medical condition. Furthermore,
you would also attempt to prove that the doctor acted outside the scope
that any other doctor with the same training experience would act.
Get Legal Assistance Today
In Alabama, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases is
six months and two years from the date that you became aware of the misdiagnosis.
These are hard and fast deadlines, and once this limit passes, you may
miss out on the chance to receive compensation. We offer in-home and in-hospital
visits at your convenience.
We have over 25 years of legal experience! Schedule a
free appointment with our Birmingham medical malpractice attorneys.