When Pennsylvania residents fall ill or are seriously injured, they rely on medical professionals to diagnose and treat them. Additionally, patients trust that their doctors will catch any abnormalities or concerns during their course of treatment. While this is the situation in an ideal world, in reality, errors and mistakes can occur with the medical care of a patient. Because physicians, surgeons, nurses and medical staff are all humans, they are prone to human errors. And when such mistakes occur, a patient's health and wellbeing could be placed at risk.
Being improperly diagnosed is a shocking and detrimental event. One of two things is likely to occur when there is a misdiagnosis. A patient could suffer worsened conditions because he or she is not being treated for their ailment, or a patient could suffer new medical conditions because he or she is being treated for the wrong illness. In some cases, patients will suffer both worsened conditions and new medical conditions, causing major concerns for their health.
At our law firm, we understand the pain and suffering that goes along with diagnostic errors. Patients and their loved ones are still greatly concerned about the health of the patient and are overwhelmed by the accumulating medical bills. We are prepared to advocate for patient rights, helping harmed patients in the Berks area navigate a medical malpractice action.
Whether it is due to missing an initial step, ordering the wrong tests, misreading the results of a test, administering the wrong medication or mixing up patient files, our law firm is dedicated to understanding the underlying cause of a misdiagnosis. We have the resources necessary to collect the required documents, medical records and expert testimony, and it is our goal to use this information to benefit our clients by proving fault and liability.
To learn more, please visit our law firm's medical malpractice website. While no one expects to be harmed by a medical professional, even those with extensive training and education could make mistakes.