Providence Diagnosis Errors Attorney
Safe, effective medical care begins with a proper diagnosis. While diagnosing medical issues is not always an exact science and some mistakes are unavoidable, doctors are expected to follow accepted standards of care when it comes to diagnosing their patients. When a medical professional fails to order tests or misinterprets results, patients are injured - and those doctors need to be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt because a doctor failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed a medical condition, Attorney Mark B. Morse can help. Mark and his legal team have been holding negligent doctors accountable in Providence and throughout Rhode Island for decades. We handle cases involving all of the following:
- Failure to diagnose: Too often, patients who seek medical help are sent home and told that nothing is wrong. Whether because a doctor failed to order a necessary test or missed something on a test that was ordered, these errors leave patients to deal with untreated medical conditions - which can grow much worse over time.
- Delayed diagnosis: Doctors are held to a high standard of care, and that means they need to provide prompt and efficient treatment for their patients. While it's true that some tests do take time, doctors are responsible for prioritizing their patients' needs and finding out what is wrong as quickly as possible.
- Misdiagnosis: When a medical condition is diagnosed incorrectly, patients are left to deal with multiple issues. They not only have an untreated medical condition, but also must cope with the side effects of receiving treatment for a medical condition that they do not have. The unintended consequences of a misdiagnosis can be deadly.
Medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis can be difficult to prove and legally complex due to the statutes of limitations involved. That's why it's so important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as you have reason to suspect a diagnosis error. The Law Offices of Mark B. Morse, LLC will carefully investigate your injury and retain medical experts to help prove that your injuries were due to negligence on the doctor's part.
The sooner you take legal action after learning of your misdiagnosis case, the easier it will be to recover. Call 401-831-0555 to schedule your consultation.