A misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor gives a wrong diagnosis to a patient. This can cause significant medical concerns as the original issue continues to go without treatment and the patient experiences side effects from the treatment for the wrong condition. A delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis can even lead to death in extreme cases or when the undiagnosed condition is fatal.
Dangers of a Medical Misdiagnosis
A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can cause serious injuries because it allows your condition to worsen while also potentially exposing you to unnecessary treatment and medication. When you have a medical condition that is progressive or lethal, a delay in getting a correct diagnosis can make a difference in whether you recover or not.
Misdiagnosis as a Form of Medical Malpractice
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is a common cause of medical malpractice lawsuits. Not all delays in getting a correct diagnosis for a medical condition or injury is grounds for a medical malpractice case, but it may be. The Berger and Green team can review your Pittsburgh misdiagnosis case to determine if you may be eligible to take legal action.
Medical malpractice cases require a deviation from the expected standard of care. If another doctor with similar training and experience also practicing in the Pittsburgh area would have made an accurate diagnosis, you may have a viable malpractice claim. As a part of handling your case, we will identify a medical expert witness who can testify to the standard of care in your case. This is required to pursue compensation in a medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania.
Taking Action After a Misdiagnosis in the Pittsburgh, PA, Area
If you suffered additional medical concerns, or if a loved one died, because of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis in Pittsburgh, the team from Berger and Green can help. Our founding partner Lawrence B. Green has more than 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured parties. We can review your case for free and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. You may be able to sue a doctor for a misdiagnosis.
You only have a limited time to take action in a medical malpractice case, so we encourage you to call us as soon as possible. We will look into your case and work with medical experts to build a strong case. We know how to navigate the complex process of filing a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania. Reach out to our team by texting or calling us, and we can go to work for you today.
Talk to a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
At Berger and Green, our team will pursue the damages you deserve if a doctor’s misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis caused you to suffer additional injuries or medical issues. We can also help you file for Social Security Disability if your condition prevents you from working for a year or more.
You can talk to a member of our team today by texting or calling 412-661-1400. Our initial consultations are always free, and we handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay our attorneys no legal fees until we successfully conclude your medical malpractice case.