Your Rights After a Misdiagnosis in Cleveland, Ohio
For many illnesses, prompt treatment is absolutely essential. A misdiagnosis that results in you receiving the wrong treatment or delayed treatment can be deadly. If this happens to you, it is important to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
A misdiagnosis can lead to liability for any injuries or damage that arises directly as a result of your doctor’s mistake. However, you will need to show that you suffered an injury or medical complication because of your doctor. If the outcome of your care was the same as it would have been even if your doctor hadn’t diagnosed you improperly, you most likely won’t have a claim worth to pursue. Likewise, you also have to show your doctor was negligent in misdiagnosing you, which means a reasonably competent doctor would not have made an error in identifying your medical condition.
It can be challenging to gather the right evidence and build a case for medical negligence based on misdiagnosis because your doctor may try to claim that any injury or problems you have would have occurred because of your illness, even if you’d been diagnosed properly. Expert testimony is often the best way to refute these arguments and recover compensation in a medical negligence case.
To learn more about your rights after a misdiagnosis, contact Mellino Law Firm today at (440) 276-3535.