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Alexandria, VA 22311
Often, when people go to see their doctor they do not know exactly what, if anything, is wrong with them. Whether you are going in for your annual check-up, or because you sense a problem with your health, you have the fair and reasonable expectation that your doctor will examine you and accurately assess your condition. Unfortunately, all too often, doctors fail to make accurate diagnoses. This failure can result in very serious damage to the patient. If you were misdiagnosed by a medical professional, and you suffered an injury or a medical complication as a result, you may have been a victim medical malpractice.
When Does Doctor Misdiagnosis Become Medical Malpractice?
An innaccurate medical diagnosis is not necessarily medical malpractice. The law does not expect that doctors will be able to quickly and accurately diagnosis every possible medical condition. Indeed, some conditions are still not understood by entirely medical science. Instead, you must prove that your misdiagnosis occurred as a result of negligence in order to hold a medical professional responsible for your damages. Misdiagnosis is ‘negligence’ if another ordinary doctor could have reasonably made an accurate diagnosis under similar circumstances. Of course, proving that a misdiagnosis was negligent is often extremely challenging. It always requires extensive investigation by a qualified medical malpractice attorney. If you were a victim of misdiagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis, you likely will not be sure if your doctor was negligent or not. If you ask your doctor, he or she will no doubt either refuse to comment or will deny their negligence. You owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney. Your attorney will be able to help you explore your options and will determine exactly what needs to be done to help you seek fair compensation.
What Compensation is Available for Medical Malpractice Victims?
Doctor misdiagnosis victims can suffer very severe damages. Unfortunately, as with other medical malpractice cases, doctor misdiagnosis can even lead to a patient’s death. Victims of medical malpractice are legally entitled to recover compensation for the entire extent of their losses. This means that victims may seek recovery for both financial losses as well as any intangible losses. To be more specific, our attorneys can help medical malpractice victims seek recovery for:
- Any emergency room fees
- Ambulance costs
- All other medical costs
- Any expenses associated with rehabilitation
- Lost income, including lost future wages
- Long-term disability costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of limb
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Compensation for a wrongful death
Do You Need Legal Assistance?
At the Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC, our medical malpractice attorneys are ready to fight for your legal rights and financial interests. If you were a victim of doctor misdiagnosis, please call our Alexandria office today. Our team serves malpractice victims throughout the region, including in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. Contact our office today, 703-370-8088.