Helping you uncover a misdiagnosis and seek recovery
Whether it is a sudden injury, illness or a routine check-up, we all visit the doctor or medical specialist from time to time. Whatever the reason is for making an appointment or visiting the emergency department, patients in California and other states expect a common standard by medical professionals. Patients rely on the expertise of a medical professional to accurately diagnose them and treat them. However, steps could be missed, mistakes could be made and a patient could suffer from medical errors caused by negligence.
No one expects the worst when they seek treatment from a doctor. Sure, the patient might be aware of common side-effects for treatments or the possibility of suffering from something that has no cure. However, a patient is not prepared to suffer additional harms because he or she was improperly diagnosed and treated for the wrong condition.
Misdiagnosis often means two things. First, it means that the patient was not diagnosed with the condition he or she is suffering, causing the condition to worsen. Second, it likely means the patient is suffering from additional medical issues because he or she is undergoing the wrong treatment plan. Thus, the health and even the life of the patient are put at risk.
When a patient seems to be getting worse, it can be difficult to ascertain what the cause or reason is. Thus, if a patient suspects that their doctor or specialist made errors, he or she could question whether medical malpractice is the cause. At Peach & Weather, a Law corporation, our skilled attorneys understand the ins and outs of these legal matters. Therefore, we understand how to dig deep and fully investigate these cases, evidencing what mistakes or errors were made.
To learn more, check out our law firm's medical malpractice website. When a patient in the Riverside area has suffered from a misdiagnosis, it is important to take the time to understand the situation and how best to assert his or her rights. This not only holds the medical professional accountable for their negligence but also helps with the recovery of compensation for losses and damages suffered.