As a patient, you likely expect that medical professionals will do their best to take care of you and know what they are doing. Unfortunately, in New London, Connecticut, and across the U.S., more people will likely have their lives upended because of a physician’s misdiagnosis. At Beebe and O’Neil, our law firm knows the myriad of setbacks that victims of this serious problem may endure and we believe that medical professionals must be held accountable for their actions.
Misdiagnoses occur for a plethora of reasons. Sometimes, a doctor may improperly interpret the results of a mammogram or an x-ray. Regrettably, some physicians misdiagnose their patients because they are inexperienced or fail to spend enough time on the patient. When it comes to misdiagnosis, you could be impacted in various ways, as a patient. For example, you may be told that you suffer from a particular health condition when you do not. It is also important to recognize the consequences associated with a physician’s failure to diagnose. Sadly, some people have suffered because their cancer progressed when it should have been spotted much sooner.
If you have dealt with a misdiagnosis firsthand, you may have struggled with many challenges, from costly bills to a worsened condition. If your loved one has passed away due to a misdiagnosis, you may have permanent emotional pain. Under these circumstances, knowing your rights and taking steps to have negligent physicians held responsible is paramount.
On our personal injury page, you can take a look at additional information that is related to recovering from a physician’s negligence.