Hurt by a misdiagnosis? Know your legal options

A previous post on this blog discussed how, although not every misdiagnosis a doctor makes is a case of medical malpractice, many are. This is particularly true when a doctor draws hasty conclusions and acts on them without following an orderly process to get all of the facts straight.

Kentucky patients have the right to expect that their doctors are carefully assessing them in order to make sure that when their doctors make a diagnosis, it has the highest chance possible of being correct. Especially if their condition is serious, these patients therefore have the right to ask their doctors to compensate them for their hasty work or careless mistake.

After all, a misdiagnosis at a minimum means a patient has just lost important opportunities to get the right treatment for their condition, and the loss of this opportunity can be the difference between a patient recovering from his or her illness and winding up either dead or permanently debilitated.

When this happens, our attorneys are enthusiastic and energetic about helping our clients get the justice they deserve. Many times, doctors and the insurance companies will try to deny that the misdiagnosis was preventable or may suggest that it did not make a difference in the life and health of the patient. We prepare for this fight by developing our own case using our known knowledge of medical records and jargon and by relying on qualified experts.

We pride ourselves at being with our clients through all the steps on their journey as they try to get the compensation they both need and deserve following a significant medical misdiagnosis.

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