Rhode Island Failure to Diagnose Attorney
Rhode Island Medical Misdiagnosis Attorney at Marasco & Nesselbush
Most of us have been raised to respect healthcare professionals and to trust their judgment. When we go to our doctors, we trust and believe that we are receiving the correct diagnosis and effective treatment. Most often, that is the case, but as with any profession, mistakes happen. A few of the most dangerous mistakes a medical professional can make are delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose. If you have suffered serious consequences as the result of a medical misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Marasco & Nesselbush, our experienced Rhode Island medical malpractice attorneys work tirelessly to provide our clients with the skilled representation needed to obtain extraordinary results and a secure future.
Causes of Misdiagnosis
The practice of medicine is very demanding. Family doctors, oncologists, neurologists, cardiologists, surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, and many other medical practitioners often have to work long hours while seeing patient after patient and having to fill out copious amounts of paperwork. Many doctors also have families. The combination of these and other circumstances– including poor training or lack of experience– can result in misdiagnoses. Even though medical misdiagnosis is unintentional, it has very serious consequences for patients and their families. When those consequences are severe, healthcare providers should be held accountable for their errors.
Types of Delayed or Missed Diagnosis
Diagnosing a medical condition often involves many tests and procedures. Some conditions require more diagnostic testing than others, and because many symptoms and diseases mimic others, making the proper diagnosis is essential. There are many steps where a mistake can lead to a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose, including:
- Failing to obtain a proper patient history;
- Misinterpreting blood test results;
- Failing to consider family history;
- Communication errors;
- Misinterpreting symptoms;
- Inattention to symptoms;
- Incorrectly performing screenings or tests;
- Misinterpreting x-rays, and other diagnostic images;
- Misinterpreting other testing or screening results; and
- Improper examinations.
Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance
Mistakes are part of human nature, and, with the high demands of the medical profession, doctors are no different. All reputable doctors have medical malpractice liability insurance in the event that, through their own negligence or oversight, they cause serious illness, injury, or death. When they make harmful mistakes, most feel it is their duty to compensate the victims. However, it is the insurance company that will process the claim. Insurance companies, whether they handle auto insurance, health insurance, or medical malpractice insurance, are in the business of making money. Medical malpractice insurance companies will always try to deny or pay less than is reasonable for legitimate claims. For the vast majority of injured parties, the only way to ensure fair and maximum compensation is to retain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced medical malpractice attorney in Providence.
Contact Our Missed or Delayed Diagnosis Lawyers Today for Legal Assistance
Rhode Island’s trusted medical malpractice law firm, Marasco & Nesselbush, is dedicated to obtaining justice for its clients. With decades of experience, our devoted medical malpractice attorneys help clients resolve complex matters honestly, respectfully, and professionally. Unlike most other Personal Injury law firms in our state, Marasco & Nesselbush will pursue your claim all the way to court, if necessary. Our legal team is dedicated to excellence and integrity, making it our goal to obtain extraordinary legal results for our injured clients. To learn more about how Marasco & Nesselbush can help you determine whether you have a medical malpractice claim, contact us at 401-274-7400 for a free case consultation.