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:

  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Tuberculosis
  • 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.

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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.

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