When a patient puts trust in a medical professional, he or she hopes to be in the hands of a competent person. Effective medical care needs to be prompt and correct. When you go to your doctor for an unknown problem or symptom, you believe that he or she will do a thorough job, meeting or exceeding a certain level of care. You believe that your doctor will exhaust every appropriate medical test in order to determine your ailment. In some unfortunate cases, a doctor’s diagnosis is incorrect.
If you believe that your doctor’s negligence has led to an incorrect diagnosis, you should contact a law firm immediately. Cohn Lifland is ready to fight for your interests in cases when a doctor incorrectly diagnosed your issue, leading to unnecessary medical treatments and other consequences of failing to diagnose an illness correctly.
Consequences Of An Incorrect Diagnosis
If your doctor’s negligence leads to an incorrect diagnosis, you have a lot to consider. When a doctor misdiagnoses a disease you may face two serious issues. The first issue is being treated for a disease you don’t suffer from. There are countless stories that involve patients who have undergone serious and invasive treatments in order to cure a disease that they never suffered from in the first place. When that happens, patients often suffer further pain. Accordingly, these treatments may subject a person to overwhelming medical bills, financially burdening their future.
The next issue is the failure to diagnose the problem. If you have been getting treated for one disease, but you have another, you face the consequences that occur when a disease goes untreated. A common example is cancer. When a person is treated for something minor only to allow cancer to continue to grow, his or her life is in grave danger. The longer cancer goes undiagnosed, the harder it may be to survive it. When a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a condition, one’s life is affected in terrible ways.
Contact Cohn Lifland
Cohn Lifland is proud to serve the people of New Jersey with quality legal services regarding medical law. If your doctor has incorrectly diagnosed your problem, you may have a medical malpractice case. We hope that medical professionals will go far beyond the call of duty in order to protect the life of the patient, but this is not always the case.
If you believe that you have suffered because of an incorrect diagnosis, contact Cohn Lifland today. Our compassionate and effective attorneys can review your case, ease you through tough times, and relieve your stress so that you can focus on receiving the proper medical care. We will work tirelessly to hold the negligent party accountable. You may be entitled to damages because of someone else’s negligence. If you need our help, Cohn Lifland is ready to protect you. Reach out to us online or call 201-845-9600 for help. From our office in Saddle Brook, our lawyers help clients throughout northern New Jersey.