If you or someone you love has been injured—or worse—as the result of the malpractice of a doctor or other healthcare professional, you need an attorney with experience handling such cases to help you pursue your claim. While money cannot give you your health back, it can help make life more comfortable for you and your family going forward—helping to cover expenses and medical attention for injuries.
While some medical malpractice cases are easy to identify, such as where a doctor amputated the wrong leg or left a surgical instrument inside a body, many instances of medical malpractice are less clear. This is because there can be conflicting opinions as to what the best course of treatment should have been, whether a doctor would have recognized your symptoms as arising from a specific condition at the time they first presented, and other fact-dependent scenarios. An individual should not hesitate before consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as they believe they may have a medical malpractice case.
Medicine is a very complex area of practice, and reasonable minds can disagree. However, you should not have to suffer as the result of your doctor or healthcare provider’s inadvertence or mistake in treating you. A Cross medical malpractice lawyer will work with expert witnesses who are able to assess your condition, review your medical records, and help determine whether your doctor committed medical malpractice in treating you.
Failure to Diagnose
One of the most common mistakes made by doctors and other healthcare providers that gives rise to medical malpractice lawsuits is failing to diagnose a patient’s condition in a timely manner. As with many things in life, timing is everything, and having a couple extra days, months or even years to properly treat your medical condition could have made the difference in helping you return to a normal life in a less painful and timelier manner. However, when a doctor fails to promptly diagnose a condition, you lose time and your options for treatment become limited—sometimes requiring extreme medical procedures that would have been unnecessary had the condition been treated when the symptoms first presented. It is important to not let such malpractice continue before hiring a medical malpractice attorney in Cross.
Unfortunately, the damage caused by a doctor’s failure to diagnose is common in medical conditions where time is of the essence. These cases may involve patients who have been misdiagnosed for cancer, or where a doctor fails to recognize the signs of an infant in distress. In many cases, the failure to diagnose can cause irreparable injury. It is in these instances that it is crucial for an individual to contact a Cross medical malpractice attorney to begin an evaluation of the case.
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The law office of Howell & Christmas is committed to representing persons who have been injured as the result of medical malpractice in Cross, SC. If you have any questions about a possible claim you or a loved one may have against a healthcare provider, please contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our medical malpractice lawyers in Cross. We look forward to serving you.