Wisconsin Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Doctors go through years of schooling and training so that they become licensed practitioners of medicine. This should make them knowledgeable, reliable professionals, and most are. Sadly, distracted or negligent doctors make harmful errors such as misdiagnosis all too often.
In fact, recent studies of autopsy results show that doctors fail to correctly diagnose sufferers of severe diseases about 20% of the time. A wrong diagnosis can result in treatment that puts you even more at risk, all the while failing to address your actual problem. If you have suffered from misdiagnosis, contact a Wisconsin medical malpractice attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
How Does Misdiagnosis Happen?
It may seem like the medical field’s numerous innovations in diagnostics should be lessening the chance of misdiagnosis. However, this 20% error rate has stayed the same since the 1930s. Perhaps this is because the testing allows labs to detect serious diseases, which doctors then want to start treating right away to prevent them from getting worse.
Instead of taking the time to get a second opinion, you can be treated for the wrong disease after a test yields a false positive result. Or, you may have a special strain of the illness that may come back positive for one test yet needs more information to correctly diagnose.
A wrong diagnosis can have painful and costly effects for the victim and his or her family. If you have been affected by an incorrect diagnosis due to a doctor’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Contact a Wisconsin Wrong Diagnosis Lawyer
Strong treatments such as chemotherapy can weaken your body even further than the initial condition already has. If you or a member of your family has been seriously misdiagnosed, resulting in further illness, contact a Wisconsin misdiagnosis attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.