What To Do If Your Ophthalmologist Misdiagnoses an Eye Disease or Injury?

When you go to the eye doctor, you do so because you want to keep your eyes healthy. Whether you need glasses or are getting something more seriously checked out, an ophthalmologist plays a vital part in our health. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we are here to help if your ophthalmologist has misdiagnosed you and caused you harm. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to.

A misdiagnosis can occur in various ways

There are various ways in which an ophthalmologist can misdiagnose a patient. While this may not seem like as big of a deal as a misdiagnosis of other medical problems, that is not the case. We rely on our eye health for most of our daily activities.

Ophthalmologists are expected to provide a high level of care to patients. These are highly trained individuals who go through more than a decade of medical training before they are certified. Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat hundreds of conditions related to a person’s eye health, and they use various means to make their diagnosis. An ophthalmologist could be guilty of malpractice if they:

  • Make an error in diagnosis
  • Fail to diagnose your condition in a timely manner
  • Delay appropriate treatment because of a misdiagnosis
  • Fails to order or perform tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis

A misdiagnosis of an eye condition can lead to severe patient harm. If you suspect that you were harmed due to an ophthalmologist’s misdiagnosis, you should:

  • Gather all of your medical records related to the eye injury or disease
  • Ensure you are seen by another trusted ophthalmologist who can address your eye health
  • Speak to a qualified Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney

An attorney will get to work gathering information that you may not be able to obtain. They will work to obtain any missing records while also researching the history of the alleged at-fault ophthalmologist. After gathering all of the necessary information, your attorney will properly calculate your total damages and work with all parties involved to secure the compensation you are entitled to. If the other party fails to offer fair compensation, your attorney will prepare to take the case to trial.

We will get to work on your behalf

If you or a loved one have sustained an eye injury or have eye disease due to a misdiagnosis by an ophthalmologist, seek legal assistance today. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we are going to investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses caused by the misdiagnosis
  • Coverage of lost wages if you cannot work while recovering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the people responsible

If you need a medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.



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