Despite the heavy schooling and training that doctors go through, it is still possible for physicians to misdiagnose or delay diagnosis of a condition, injury or illness. If a doctor does fail to properly diagnose a condition, then a patient will not receive proper treatment. When a doctor fails to give a patient the treatment they should, the patient can suffer serious injuries. In these situations, patients injured due to such medical malpractice can pursue a personal injury case in civil court.
Misdiagnosis Can Lead to Health Problems
Proving a medical malpractice case exist involves proving that a doctor patient relationship existed, the doctor was negligent and the negligence caused injury to the patient. Misdiagnosis or a delay in a diagnosis does not necessarily prove that your doctor was negligent. To fight your personal injury case in court, you’ll need to prove that a competent doctor in a similar situation would not have misdiagnosed or delayed the diagnosis of your condition. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you determine whether your doctor was negligent and will build a case to prove your doctor’s negligence directly caused you injury. We will fight to prove that you would not have your injuries had your doctor made the correct diagnosis in a timely manner. If your personal injury has caused additional suffering, then we will fight tirelessly for compensation for your emotional pain and suffering.
Contact an Experienced Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney
The legal advocates at Berger & Lagnese understand how life-changing the effects of medical malpractice are. We have extensive experience representing clients in medical malpractice cases that have been the result of a missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, wrong diagnosis or a failure to recognize complications. Our law firm will review your medical records, interview all witnesses and work closely with medical experts that will testify on the specifics of your case. Call us at 412-471-4300 to learn more about how we can help you.
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