Those Most at Risk When Pneumonia Isn't Diagnosed
One of the types of medical malpractice that may lead to compensation is a pneumonia misdiagnosis. To learn what your rights are and if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing, contact a the medical malpractice attorneys at Mellino Law Firm today.
While pneumonia isn’t generally a dangerous medical condition, it can become life-threatening if there is a delay in treatment or if an individual is already suffering from another health condition. This is why it’s so important that your doctor take the time to order the proper tests.
Some of those who are most at risk when pneumonia isn’t properly diagnosed or when there is a delay in diagnosis includes children and the elderly. This is due to an undeveloped or compromised immune system.
However, individuals with serious health conditions are also at risk, such as those with certain types of cancer, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
When a pneumonia misdiagnosis results in a worsened condition, it may lead to you filing a claim against your doctor. You should speak with a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible in order to learn if you may be eligible to receive compensation.