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The serious impact of misdiagnosis

| Sep 14, 2020 | Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can have serious consequences for victims and their families. Victims of medical malpractice should be familiar with the legal protections available to them when they are harmed by medical negligence.

Medical negligence can be physically, financially and emotionally devastating to victims. It can, of course, also be fatal. It is important for victims of medical malpractice to be familiar with what is considered medical malpractice and the protections available to victims and their families when harmed.

Medical malpractice

There are different types of medical malpractice but one type is misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis can include a failure to diagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or an erroneous diagnosis. All three can lead to a worsened medical condition or death. A failure to diagnose may lead to an unnecessary delay in life-saving treatment; and erroneous diagnosis may lead to improper medical care and treatment, including medication, that can lead to a worsened condition. Likewise, a delayed diagnosis can lead to a worsened condition if needed medical care and treatment is not provided in a timely manner.

Protections for victims

In general, if medical negligence leads to the victim suffering a worsened condition as a result, the negligent medical care provider may be liable to victims for the damages they have suffered. This can include a doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical care provider or professional. If the medical care professional provides medical care that falls below the standard of care, they may be responsible to compensate the victim, or the victim’s family, for their physical, financial and emotional damages.

Both personal injury and wrongful death legal remedies may help victims of medical malpractice and families of victims of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can occur during a vulnerable time in the victim’s life and may worsen that vulnerable time which is why victims should be familiar with legal resources available to them when needed.


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