The last thing any person expects when they seek assistance from a medical professional is that they will be misdiagnosed. While we understand that doctors and other health care professionals do not get diagnoses right 100% of the time, there are situations when a misdiagnosis occurs because of the careless or negligent actions of the medical professional. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our team is here to help if you need a Philadelphia patient misdiagnosis attorney. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate complex medical malpractice claims, and we are ready to get to work on your behalf today.
Johns Hopkins researchers have said that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. These researchers have also said that diagnostic errors cause more harm to patients than any other type of medical error that occurs. Diagnostic errors include the misdiagnosis of a patient.
There is no exact data gathered about how many people are harmed each year in this country due to a misdiagnosis. The reality is that injuries and fatalities caused by a misdiagnosis are often “hidden” by other causes.
What do we mean by that?
For example, if a patient was not properly diagnosed in the early stages of cancer, even if all of the signs were there, this could lead to significant complications in the future. If the cancer is not discovered until much later, after it has advanced to more serious stages, treatment may not begin until it is too late. The cause of death would likely be listed as “cancer” and not a “misdiagnosis” of the patient – even if the patients could have been saved by an earlier diagnosis.
The attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay often discover that there are various ways that a misdiagnosis can occur in this area. This can include the following:
A misdiagnosis could result in a medical malpractice claim against a medical provider or medical facility if the patient in question sustains an illness or injury due to a lack of adequate care or failure of the medical professional to uphold the medical standard of care.
If you or somebody you love has been misdiagnosed after seeking assistance from a medical professional in or around Philadelphia, contact Solomon, Sherman & Gabay today. Our attorneys understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we want to fully investigate the claim in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. We have the resources necessary to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and health care organizations, and we will take your case to trial if necessary. When you need a Philadelphia patient misdiagnosis attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.