At The Ferrara Law Firm, LLC, our attorneys know that proving our case and getting compensation for a victim of misdiagnosis depends on us determining the cause of the medical error. With more than 30 years of experience on our side, we know the how to conduct an investigation and work with medical experts in order to find out exactly what went wrong. Finding and demonstrating this information has played a major role in the millions of dollars we have recovered for victims throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Failure to Perform the Appropriate Tests
Doctors go through many years of medical school so that they can properly diagnose medical conditions. They are trained to review the patient's symptoms and consider all of the possible medical conditions that could be causing them. They know that they must start with the most serious of the potential conditions, eliminating them first before settling on a diagnosis and sending the patient away. Often, that means tests must be conducted.
X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, blood tests and other tests should be used as indicated to find out exactly what a patient is suffering from. If a doctor fails to perform a test that would have led to an accurate diagnosis when such a test was indicated, it is a sign of medical malpractice.
Lab Errors and Failure to Properly Read Test Results
Not all misdiagnosis cases can be blamed on the treating doctor. If something gets mixed up in the lab and the result is a test that does not show what the victim is suffering from, the specialists working in the lab may be responsible.
Of course, it is also possible for test results to indicate a medical condition and for a doctor to misread the tests and improperly diagnose a patient. When these types of errors lead to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, those responsible should be held accountable.
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