Doctors responsible for diagnosing their patients’ illnesses and injuries must follow strict medical guidelines for performing these diagnoses. A doctor’s adherence to the pertinent standard of care in their field of practice will help them make a proper diagnosis.
Throughout the United States, medical malpractice is a leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries, and misdiagnosis is a commonly reported form of medical malpractice leading to injury. If you recently suffered any harm due to negligent diagnostic methods or failure to diagnose, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice suit against the physician responsible. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, has extensive professional experience handling this type of case and can offer the robust legal representation you need to secure compensation for your losses.
When a physician is required to diagnose their patient’s condition, they must use a differential diagnosis process. This is essentially a process of assessing the patient’s symptoms and unique characteristics to arrive at the correct diagnosis. This process, when properly conducted, enables the diagnosing physician to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
It’s possible for a diagnostic error claim to pertain to:
The effects of any diagnostic error can be catastrophic. If the patient does not receive a timely and correct diagnosis, their condition can worsen and/or they can die. A patient could also be subjected to treatments that are not only ineffective for their actual condition but which are potentially harmful.
If you think you have a case for a diagnostic error claim, you need a medical malpractice attorney to assist you with your impending proceedings. When you choose Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, to represent your claim, we will do everything we can to streamline your claim proceedings and maximize the compensation you obtain from the defendant.
If a physician failed to accurately diagnose your recent medical complication, failed to deliver a timely diagnosis, or could not diagnose you at all, and you suffered harm as a result, this can form the basis of a medical malpractice claim. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can review the details of your experience and help determine whether you have grounds for a claim.
Michigan’s medical malpractice claims’ statute of limitations is best calculated by a qualified attorney as there are many factors in determining it as well as specific preliminary requirements you must fulfill before actually filing your claim. You must secure an affidavit of merit from an appropriately qualified medical provider and provide at least 182 days of advance notice to the defendant before you file your case.
The attorneys at Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, accept Muskegon area clients on a contingency fee basis. This means they pay a percentage of their final case award to their attorney as their fee. However, they are only required to pay this fee if their attorneys successfully secure compensation for them. Therefore, if for any reason the attorney does not win their case, the client pays nothing.
Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, can help you approach your impending medical malpractice case with greater confidence. If you are the victim of misdiagnosis and want to seek accountability for the harm you suffered, our team is ready to assist you. The sooner you secure our legal counsel, the sooner you can begin working toward recovery. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney you can trust.
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