Common Causes of Medical Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis is a very serious form of medical malpractice; it can lead a medical practitioner to treat the wrong condition and leaves the underlying condition untreated, which could lead to extremely serious side effects. Individuals who receive a misdiagnosis are often forced to undergo additional medical treatment to help treat their original condition, as well as address any problems caused by receiving unnecessary medical treatment for a condition they do not have.
This can saddle patients with significant pain, suffering, and overwhelming medical bills. At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, we believe you should not have to deal with these consequences on your own if they are the result of a medical professional’s negligence. Our San Antonio legal team is ready to help you fight for compensation and justice.
Issues that Can Lead to Misdiagnosis
There are a number of situations, mistakes, and oversights that could lead to a medical professional misdiagnosing your condition, with some of the most common of these being:
1. He/she interrupts you. You need to be able to tell a 10-second story describing your symptoms and concerns without being interrupted. Too quick of a diagnosis can lead to mistakes.
2. He/she keeps you uninvolved. You should be able to ask questions, share your family history, understand your test results, etc.
3. He/she doesn’t answer your questions. If you have questions, your physician needs to answer them, all of them!
4. He/she discourages a second opinion. A second professional opinion is likely not a bad idea.
All of these actions could make a misdiagnosis more likely and leave you with unnecessary pain and suffering as a result. Fortunately, an experienced San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer might be able to help you fight back by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Antonio
If you or someone you love has suffered from a medical misdiagnosis, the attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm may be able to help you fight for the compensation you need to deal with the losses you’ve been forced to incur. Contact our offices in San Antonio today by calling (210) 999-9999 to learn more about how we can help you.