West Virginia Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Seek Counsel from Fitzsimmons Law FIrm PLLC
We expect only professionalism from our doctors, believing that their education and expertise in the medical field. A critical mistake, such as misdiagnosing a patient, can have so many complications. As West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers, what we can do for you is investigate your case to determine how the doctor was negligent.
Doctor negligence cases are an incredibly complex area of law and will require aggressive and thorough examination before proceeding. Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC can help you. We have been advocating for injury and malpractice victims for decades, gaining more than half a billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
Our team of seasoned lawyers have investigated into many misdiagnosis cases. We are one of the most accomplished firms with a winning, prestigious reputation. We have access to a vast network of medical professionals with whom to consult and are knowledgeable in all of the legal aspects of your case.
Most misdiagnoses are related in some way to:
- Cancer: Specifically colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and skin cancer.
- Heart Attack: has been misdiagnosed as indigestion or anxiety
- Infection: commonly staph infection is misdiagnosed as the flu
- Stroke: could be misdiagnosed as migraines or another minor issue especially if the patient is younger.
Additionally, many misdiagnosis cases occur from a delayed diagnosis or mismanagement of diagnostic testing. Doctors could have failed to refer the patient to the proper specialist, or failed to screen the patient for the proper medical conditions. Doctors could have also failed to follow up with their patient to investigate further potential applicable symptoms.
The Effects of Misdiagnosis
Contrary to popular belief, a misdiagnosis alone is not enough to file a lawsuit against your doctor. In order to file a claim, you must prove the misdiagnosis caused harm to you or your loved one. When a patient has been misdiagnosed, he or she is not receiving the proper medical treatments. In fact, the treatments that they are currently receiving may prove to be ineffective or even worse the condition. As such, it is important that you have every document ready, including the records of your medical treatment. Our attorneys seek to get to the bottom of every case, to determine whether or not the physician took the proper precautions to rule out the more serious condition.
Common ways a misdiagnosis can harm the patient include:
- Performing unnecessary surgeries
- Exposing the patient to harmful or aggressive treatments – this commonly occurs with misdiagnosed chemotherapy patients.
- Increasing the likelihood of death
Reputable & Accomplished
Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC possesses more than 30 years of experience, handling the most serious of injury and malpractice claims. If you have been injured due to a doctor’s negligence, it is imperative that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. You have the right to receive compensation for the injuries and treatment of a serious medical condition that arose or grew worse due to misdiagnosis.
Request your appointment and call the firm (888) 492-4303 today!