Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Bakersfield
The misdiagnosis of a medical condition is a common form of
medical malpractice that may have serious repercussions. When a doctor makes the wrong diagnosis of a patient's condition, this may mean that the wrong treatment is administered, that an at-risk patient is discharged or treated as a low priority, or that a medical condition is allowed to advance to a point that is untreatable.
The attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group handle medical malpractice claims involving misdiagnoses throughout Bakersfield and the surrounding areas in California. If you or someone you love has suffered some type of injury or illness as the result of a doctor's misdiagnosis, a
medical malpractice attorney at our offices can meet with you to talk about your legal options in moving forward with a claim to seek financial damages for what you have experienced. Below are some of the types of cases we can handle in this regard:
- Failure to diagnose a blood clot
- Failure to diagnose heart disease
- Failure to timely diagnose cancer
- Misdiagnosis of head trauma or brain damage
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth
What Causes a Misdiagnosis?
The misdiagnosis of a medical condition may result from a mistake, error or act of negligence on the part of a medical professional. A doctor's failure to fully inspect a patient's chart or research rare medical conditions may mean that he or she will improperly assign symptoms or test results to a medical condition that does not actually fit what the patient is experiencing. A
laboratory mistake may lead to inaccurate test results and therefore a wrongly diagnosed condition. The possibilities are virtually endless, particularly when considering that a doctor may be overworked and sleep deprived.
Whether you have a case involving
heart attack misdiagnosis,
misdiagnosis in an emergency room, or any other related situation, our firm may be able to help.
Bakersfield medical misdiagnosis lawyer