Physicians can only properly treat us if they accurately diagnose our conditions. Sometimes, patients are harmed or even lose their lives as a result of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

Has this occurred to you or a loved one in Pennsylvania? If so, review your case with a Chester County misdiagnosis attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC. We will help you better understand your legal options in these circumstances.

Chester County Misdiagnosis Cases: What You Need to Know

It is important to understand that you are not always eligible to recover compensation simply because a medical professional or their team failed to accurately diagnose your condition right away. Physicians are not infallible. Some conditions are difficult to diagnose. It is not always fair to assume a doctor should arrive at a proper diagnosis immediately.

However, medical professionals are expected to adhere to a reasonable standard of care when treating their patients. A patient may be able to seek compensation by filing a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis claim or lawsuit if it can be shown that they received an inaccurate diagnosis or their condition was diagnosed late because a medical professional was unreasonably negligent.

Common Causes of Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Doctors and other healthcare professionals may misdiagnose conditions or fail to provide diagnoses in a timely manner for a variety of reasons. The following are among the more common:

  • Incorrectly interpreting the results of tests
  • Overlooking risk factors when reviewing a patient’s condition or test results
  • Not ordering repeat testing when the results of a test are inconclusive
  • Failure to properly account for a patient’s medical history
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient’s treatment
  • Not thoroughly reviewing test results
  • Unreasonably delaying testing
  • Failure to consult with other doctors or medical professionals when arriving at a diagnosis
  • Failure to differentiate a condition from similar conditions

How a Chester County Misdiagnosis Attorney Can Help

To demonstrate that you are eligible to recover compensation in the circumstances, you must show that you or a loved one received an inaccurate diagnosis or a late diagnosis due to the unreasonable carelessness of a doctor or healthcare worker. This can require conducting a thorough investigation.

You likely don’t have the time or resources necessary to conduct such an investigation on your own. This is one of the many reasons it is wise to enlist the help of a Chester County misdiagnosis lawyer. We will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence proving negligence, and negotiate aggressively for a fair settlement on your behalf.

Contact a Chester County Misdiagnosis Attorney Today

The consequences of receiving an inaccurate diagnosis can be severe. As a result of a misdiagnosis, you may be facing such losses as medical bills, lost wages, diminished quality of life, and much more. Or, if a loved one’s condition was misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late, they may not have received the treatment they needed, resulting in their wrongful death.

Do you believe you have reason to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit due to misdiagnosis? If so, review your case with a Chester County misdiagnosis attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC. We are prepared to leverage our substantial experience to help you recover the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240 to schedule your consultation.

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