Misdiagnosis in Chicago
Fighting Back Against Medical Negligence
Doctors and nurses go through years and years of intensive training to be qualified to perform the critical jobs that they do. This includes a complete understanding of thousands of possible conditions and knowing when it’s appropriate to inform the patient that he or she suffers from it. It’s important that these professionals are sure before diagnosing, but it is not always the case.
When general practitioners and specialists misdiagnose a patient, that patient is often forced to undergo mass treatment plans that force exhaustion, invoke severe anxiety, and worst of all, the actual condition the patient suffers from is not being treated. If you’ve been affected by misdiagnosis in Chicago, contact the dedicated medical malpractice attorneys at our firm.
These occur when a doctor tells a patient that he or she has a condition they simply do not have. The patient may be perfectly healthy or have a different condition, but we trust these professionals to be sure in their findings before diagnostics and to be competent enough to know the condition.
Doctors often misdiagnose the following conditions:
Of course, there are thousands and thousands of ancillary or lesser known conditions that could easily be diagnosed. It is still the responsibility of your medical professional to get it right, so that you and your family can begin a treatment plan that is accurate and will effectively fight against it.
Seeking Your Compensation
When patients are misdiagnosed, it usually has to do with vague symptoms, such as fatigue, that could be applicable to a wide variety of conditions. But, it also has to do with a failure to gather complete information, patient histories, and not spending enough time evaluating the patient.
When this occurs, patients and their families could seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Unnecessary medical expenses
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Punitive damages for recklessness
These will depend on the specific circumstances of your case or that of your loved one, but in each case, our firm is prepared to fight for every dime you need to get your family back into a stable way of life and to see to it that your medical professional does not make this mistake again.