Fort Smith Wrong Diagnosis Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been given the wrong diagnosis by a doctor and have suffered as a result, McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm can help you seek compensation. Getting a correct diagnosis in a timely manner is vital to maintaining your health. You need to know what is wrong with you before you can fix it. A wrong diagnosis slows this process down, and the extra time it takes to get the proper treatment can lead to your condition getting much worse. Additionally, if you are given the wrong treatments or medicine because of a wrong diagnosis, your condition might worsen.
The Fort Smith wrong diagnosis lawyers at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm are dedicated to holding negligent healthcare professionals responsible for the injuries they cause. We will represent you in negotiations and in court to get you everything that you are owed. Call us today at (479) 783-0036 to set up a consultation.
Why You Should Get A Lawyer
If you have been given a wrong diagnosis, you will need to sue to recover the compensation that you are owed. It can be intimidating to try to sue a physician or even a whole hospital. Making things even more difficult is the fact that you are likely in pain after the mistakes of your physician. However, you do not need to stand alone in your search for justice and compensation.
A lawyer can make this entire process much easier. A lawyer’s whole job is to represent their clients, fighting the difficult legal battles while their clients go on with their lives. You do not need to struggle to represent yourself at this difficult time.
Why McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm Is Your Best Choice
McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm is committed to finding compensation, justice, and closure for victims of medical malpractice such as misdiagnosis. We have decades of experience providing aggressive and compassionate representation to members of our community. We are truly dedicated to our clients, as evidenced by our Client Bill of Rights, a set of standards for how we treat our clients that we are passionate about. When you are suffering physically and emotionally after a wrongful diagnosis, you need the attentive, client-focused help of McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm on your side.
Wrongful Diagnosis Cases That We Handle
To win a wrongful diagnosis case, the harmed patient must show that there was negligence. This means that the patient must show the person who made the error was not acting in a way that a reasonable person would have acted under the same circumstances.
A doctor is usually supposed to make an initial evaluation of the patient’s symptoms and make a list of all the possible diagnoses. They are then supposed to test those diagnoses to find which one the patient is suffering from. If they fail to include the proper diagnosis on their list, or fail to perform proper tests to find the real problem, the doctor could be found negligent.
There is also the possibility that the lab tests were performed incorrectly, or a machine was malfunctioning. In those situations, someone other than your doctor may be responsible for your injuries. Evidence will need to be found showing that a machine was broken, or a lab-worker made a mistake.
Missing a diagnosis or giving a wrong diagnosis can be extremely detrimental. These mistakes can lead to serious issues, including:
- Wrong site surgery
- Amputation of the wrong limb
- Missed cancer that could become fatal
- Heart attacks
If you suffered from these or other complications after a missed or incorrect diagnosis, McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm can help you identify the party responsible for your suffering and pursue compensation from them.
What You Should Do After a Wrongful Diagnosis
We all put our faith in doctors to take care of us when we get sick. Unfortunately, doctors can make mistakes just like the rest of us. These mistakes, whether innocent or caused by negligence, can have serious consequences for the patient. Improper treatments or medication will not only fail to fix the problem; they could make it even worse. If you or a loved one are improperly diagnosed, you need to take action immediately to minimize the harm you suffer.
The first thing that you should do on being improperly diagnosed is to seek proper medical treatment from a more competent physician. It might be nerve-wracking to go to a doctor after one has just harmed you, but you need to get treatment to prevent, or a least reduce, the harm you suffer.
Make sure to keep records of your medical treatments, both proper and improper. These records will act as good evidence for your case and will make it easier to keep track of the money that you are owed as compensation.
Finally, make sure to contact McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm as soon as you can. Arkansas has a two-year statute of limitations for cases like wrong diagnosis. It can take a long time to put together a strong case for you, so don’t wait and risk losing out on potential compensation.
If you or a loved one was given the wrong diagnosis and have suffered as a result, McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm is ready and able to represent you. We have dealt with medical malpractice cases many times in the past and have the skills to represent you. We will fight for your legal rights and will work tirelessly to get you all the compensation that you deserve. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys today at (479) 783-0036 so we can start building a case for you.