Diagnosis & Treatment Errors
Freehold, New Jersey, Medical Malpractice Lawyers Representing The Rights Of Injured Victims
When a physician fails to accurately diagnose your medical condition or orders an improper course of treatment, the results can be devastating. In some cases, this type of error can result in an otherwise treatable condition progressing to the extent that it results in permanent problems or requires much more invasive and aggressive treatment. When these types of medical errors rise to the level of medical malpractice, victims are often able to recover compensation for their losses.
At Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, we are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their mistakes. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, call our office today.
When Do Diagnosis & Treatment Errors Become Malpractice?
Everyone makes mistakes, even highly trained medical professionals, and every mistake that results in an adverse medical outcome entitles victims to compensation. In order for victims to be able to recover for their injuries, the medical mistake must rise to the level of malpractice.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide care with the degree of care and skill that would be used by a medical professional of similar training and experience in the same or a similar situation. In other words, when determining if something was malpractice, the critical question is whether another competent medical professional would have pursued the same course of action.
Common Diagnosis & Treatment Errors
Diagnosis and treatment errors can take a variety of forms, all of which may be medical malpractice in certain situations. Some of the most common diagnosis and treatment errors include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to order diagnostic testing
- Ordering an inappropriate course of treatment
- Medication errors
- Failure to recognize complications of treatment
- Failing to adjust treatment when a patient is nonresponsive
Protecting Your Rights After Medical Malpractice
If you think that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s important that you take certain steps to protect your rights. First of all, you should be sure to request and keep all of your medical records, before you let your health care provider know you are considering filing a claim. If you are contacted by an insurance company, do not discuss your case or accept any money before you get a chance to talk to a lawyer. Keep notes about how the malpractice is affecting you mentally and physically. Finally, call an experienced attorney as soon as you realize that you may have been a victim of medical malpractice.
Call Us Today To Schedule A Free Case Evaluation With A Freehold Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have suffered injury because of a diagnosis or treatment error, you should speak to an experienced attorney as soon as you can. At Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, we will evaluate your case at no cost to you and let you know if we believe you have a claim. In addition, we will never collect any legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule a free case evaluation with a medical malpractice lawyer in Freehold, call our office today at 732-482-9285 or contact us online.