Failure to Diagnose
A health care professional can be guilty of medical malpractice by action or by omission. Malpractice by omission means taking any negligent action that harms a patient, such as performing the wrong kind of surgery on him or her. An act of malpractice by omission is the failure to take an action that is necessary to help a patient, which can be just as devastating. Failure to correctly diagnose a serious condition is a common example of medical malpractice by omission.
Misdiagnosis is a dangerous error that can cause patients to undergo the wrong treatment, or go without any kind of treatment at all. If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical negligent, contact the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to find out what we can do for you.
Medical negligence is never the victim’s fault. However, there are steps you can take as a patient to minimize your chances of suffering from an incorrect or missed diagnosis. These include:
- Ask a great number of questions having to do with your ailment
- Research the ailment on your own
- Make sure your doctor is fully informed about your history and symptoms
- Get a second opinion
Even doctors make mistakes. If you have any doubts about the quality of care you are receiving, it is very important to ask questions, seek other medical opinions, and learn about your rights as a patient.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical misdiagnosis, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 today.