Misdiagnosis can be medical malpractice in some cases, but not in others. There is more required than simply showing that your doctor misdiagnosed your condition in order to have a medical malpractice claim. In order to prove medical malpractice, you must prove that negligence caused your misdiagnosis and resulting injuries. So a misdiagnosis is only considered medical malpractice if negligence was involved and an injury occurred as a result.
Two of the most important elements in a medical malpractice claim are negligence and injury causation.
If you can show that a medical professional’s misdiagnosis was negligent and you were injured as a result of that misdiagnosis, you may have a medical malpractice case. If you believe you may have a medical malpractice case due to a misdiagnosis, contact Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, Eric Weitz, to schedule a consultation. Our medical malpractice team has spent more than 25 years working to see that medical malpractice victims and their families are fully compensated for their injuries and damages.
Common medical malpractice defenses raised by defendants include the following:
In order to be fully compensated for your medical malpractice claim you need to examine all of your injuries and resulting damages such as lost wages, lost future earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, medical expenses, and disability. Our medical malpractice team will help determine the value of your injuries and damages and we will work to see that you receive maximum compensation.