Problems with Diagnosis
When you visit a doctor, you are entrusting your health and well-being to this medical professional so that you can heal from any problems that you may have. Doctors and other healthcare professionals undergo years of education and training in order to have the experience necessary to help you. One of the most important parts of medicine is diagnosing a problem, and if you are misdiagnosed or even not diagnosed at all, it can cause you to suffer from serious negative health effects.
Both misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose can prevent you from getting the treatment that you need to recover from any health problems. If you have a serious issue such as cancer, this delay in treatment can allow tumors to spread, placing your life in danger. If you have suffered from problems with your diagnosis, you should contact a Wisconsin medical malpractice attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.
Failure to Diagnose
Doctors are trained to recognize signs of diseases and conditions that you may have. This way, you can get the treatment that you deserve. If a physician is unsure of his or her diagnosis, then he or she should send you to a lab to get the tests necessary to confirm or disprove his or her theories. If a doctor fails to diagnose, your health can worsen, even to the point that your condition may be untreatable.
Dangers of Misdiagnosis
Sometimes, a doctor may diagnose you, but it can be for the wrong condition. However, once you are diagnosed with a problem, you may be extensively treated for it even though it is incorrect. Once you get on a treatment path, it can be very difficult to discover your true problem and address it instead. This delay can also allow your underlying condition to worsen.
Although your body is often able to fight off infections and viruses on its own, serious problems like cancer should be diagnosed with the utmost care and efficiency to help you heal. If you have suffered from misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you with your pain and suffering as well as medical bills. For more information, contact a Wisconsin medical malpractice lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.