It’s an unfortunate truth that medical misdiagnosis is a common occurrence in the health care industry. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 10 to 20 percent of cases are misdiagnosed each year. Moreover, one report states that approximately 28% of those diagnostic errors results in severe long-term effects (and in some cases, even death).
A wrong diagnosis does not always result in serious consequences, though. In the case of a harmless mistake that did not put your life or your health in jeopardy, your chances of winning a malpractice lawsuit are pretty slim. However, if you have, if fact, suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis, seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible.
Once you’ve selected and hired your medical malpractice attorney, you can expect that he or she will want to perform a detailed interview in order to make sure that he or she has a detailed understanding of your perspective on the case. Your lawyer will then review your medical records, which may take months, depending on how quickly you are able to obtain all of the necessary documents.
Finally, once all relevant documents have been compiled, your attorney will review them to assess whether or not you have a valid medical malpractice case (from a legal standpoint). Based on all of this information, if your attorney’s advice is to pursue your case further, he or she will provide guidance for how you should proceed.
Contact the skilled and proven team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a free case consultation.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.