San Antonio Wrong Diagnosis Lawyers
Misdiagnosis is the most common cause of preventable injuries among hospital patients. Diagnosing a wide variety of medical conditions is one of the most difficult tasks that doctors perform, and one of the most dangerous for them to carry out incorrectly. A mistake at this stage can have major consequences for innocent patients, including permanent disability or even death.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by this kind of error, you could have a legal case against the doctor who made an incorrect diagnosis. The San Antonio wrong diagnosis injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers will help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Call us today at (210) 999-9999.
Misdiagnosis and Medical Negligence
A doctor is not necessarily liable for injuries caused by an incorrect diagnosis; there are many illnesses that cause similar symptoms, and a skilled professional could still make a mistake. A doctor has only acted negligently if he or she fails to make the same choices that a reasonable person with his or her position and education would make.
Some examples of medical error that could meet the legal definition of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to notice important symptoms
- Failure to consider reasonable alternate diagnoses
- Confusing one condition or disease for another
- Diagnosis of only one condition in a patient who has two or more
- Failure to conduct necessary tests
If you are unsure whether your doctor’s actions could be actionable, our San Antonio wrong diagnosis lawyers can provide the information and advice you need.
The San Antonio wrong diagnosis lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers are proud to fight for fair compensation on behalf of our clients. Contact us today at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about how we can help you.