Did Your Doctor Fail to Diagnose Your Condition?

Failure to Diagnose

Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Boca Raton

It’s no secret that the earlier you begin treating a medical issue, the better your chances of making a full recovery. If you went to your doctor for a routine screening or for help diagnosing pain and they failed to identify a medical condition that another doctor could have reasonably diagnosed, they could be liable for medical malpractice.

You will need to consult with an experienced medical professional to know for sure whether or not your doctor acted negligently when diagnosing your condition. At Somera & Silva, LLP, not only are our Boca Raton medical malpractice lawyers experienced in medicine, but we also have a physician on site to consult with clients and review their case.

For a free case evaluation at our firm, call (561) 221-6802 and schedule an appointment.

Could Your Injury Have Been Prevented?

Just being misdiagnosed does not necessarily mean you have grounds for a lawsuit. It needs to be proven that the misdiagnosis was directly responsible for additional pain and suffering or financial expenses incurred by the patient. For example, say you went to the doctor complaining of stomach pains and they told you were fine. The next day, you go to another doctor for a second opinion and they inform you that you have stomach ulcers that will go away over time. Although the first doctor acted negligently, an accurate diagnosis would not have made any difference in the ultimate outcome.

Conversely, if you were to wait before seeing another doctor based on the first doctor’s initial assessment and it was later revealed that your condition could only be treated with medication, then the first physician could be said to have contributed to your pain and suffering.

Call Our Boca Raton Misdiagnosis Lawyers Today

People can suffer a great deal when a physician is negligent and fails to diagnose a condition. The cost of your medical care can even increase because more intense treatment is needed for the issue now that it has advanced. The medical professional who misdiagnosed you should be responsible for these expenses and any pain you may have experienced as a result of their negligence.

We can help you hold the right people responsible. Call our medical malpractice attorneys in Palm Beach County at (561) 221-6802 today.