Should I Consult A Legal Advisor After Being Misdiagnosed By Healthcare Professionals?

When a person seeks medical attention, they should expect to be treated with an adequate level of care. However, there are times when a medical professional makes a mistake and harms a patient. When this happens, The Weitz Firm, LLC is here to help. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of medical mistakes recover the compensation they deserve.

Misdiagnosis is a serious issue

A recent study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University has indicated that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Their study claims that approximately 250,000 people are killed each year due to preventable medical mistakes. What many people missed was another study from Johns Hopkins researchers that indicates that errors made while diagnosing a patient cause more harm than any other medical error. It is estimated that anywhere from 80,000 to 160,000 people lose their lives each year due to a misdiagnosis.

If you believe you have been injured due to a misdiagnosis by a medical professional, you absolutely need to seek legal assistance. A qualified Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer will be able to guide you through every aspect of this case. Medical malpractice cases are incredibly complex, and an attorney is the only way to level the playing field between you and the other parties involved (healthcare provider, healthcare agency, insurance carriers, legal teams).

An attorney will be responsible for the following:

  • Gathering evidence. Your attorney will work to gather all evidence related to the misdiagnosis. This includes obtaining your medical records as well as thoroughly digging into the history of the medical provider in question.
  • Ensuring your well-being. Your lawyer will also ensure that you are evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can fully assess how severely you were injured due to the misdiagnosis.
  • Working with medical experts. These cases often require assistance from medical experts who can testify on your behalf in court.
  • Negotiating with all parties. Most medical malpractice cases are settled through extensive negotiations with all parties involved. Your attorney will be responsible for negotiating throughout this entire process.
  • Filing a lawsuit. If a fair settlement cannot be reached during negotiations, your attorney will not hesitate to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf and take your case to trial.

Let us get to work on your behalf today

If you or someone you love has been misdiagnosed by a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to compensation. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we are dedicated to helping clients who have been injured or become ill due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers will work to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include:

  • Coverage of all medical expenses related to the misdiagnosis
  • Recovery of lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Loss of consortium damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the responsible parties

Do not hesitate to secure help from us today. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.



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