Did A Diagnostic Error Lead To Damages?
Finding an accurate diagnosis to a medical condition is often difficult, even for seasoned doctors. If a doctor fails to take the steps necessary to find the correct diagnosis or if they misdiagnose your condition, you may have a case for medical malpractice on your hands.
At Waite, Tomb & Eberly, our experienced team serves clients throughout Ohio whose physicians failed to diagnose their medical conditions properly, leading to devastating results. Through the persistence, skill and care that we provide our clients, we can help you pursue your legal options for recovering compensation following a medical malpractice incident.
Diagnostic Error Claims: What To Know
Failure to diagnose is when a doctor does not diagnose a patient’s condition. Misdiagnosis is when a doctor makes a wrong diagnosis. To have an actionable medical malpractice claim for either situation, you need to prove one of the following situations:
- A doctor in a similar specialty would have accurately diagnosed your condition.
- Your doctor failed to consider the correct diagnosis on their list while another physician would have.
- Your doctor failed to perform the necessary tests to arrive at a diagnosis.
Other health care practitioners’ negligence can cause or contribute to incorrect diagnoses. For instance, incorrect labeling, performing lab work incorrectly or misreading documents.
What Makes A Successful Claim?
Doctors sometimes make errors; this is not necessarily evidence of negligence. In these situations, you must demonstrate that these errors deviated from the expected standard of care and resulted in injury, illness and damages. Although this is not easy, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have handled hundreds of successful cases for clients throughout the state.
Ask Us Whether You Have A Case
If your doctor or another health care professional failed to diagnose your health condition, ask Waite, Tomb & Eberly for assistance. When you speak with one of our team members, we can determine whether you have a claim on your hands. To set up a consultation, please call our Troy office at 937-339-3939 or send us an email.