From an early age, people are taught to believe that doctors, physicians, nurses, and other medical staff have a patient’s best interests at heart when diagnosing a medical condition. The majority of the time, this is true; however, there are instances where a medical misdiagnosis in Oklahoma can decrease a patient’s quality of life or even prove to be fatal.
We trust medical professionals will listen to our complaints and health concerns in order to properly diagnose a medical problem so that we may begin the recovery process as soon as possible. However, medical errors do occur and sometimes the proper diagnosis isn’t given. Perhaps the doctor didn’t interpret the symptoms correctly, mistaking one possible health condition for another and prescribed the wrong medication. Another example could be if a doctor misreads test results, such as those from a mammogram or X-ray.
The harm that a patient could endure as a result of a medical misdiagnosis in Oklahoma could alter not only their life, but their family’s as well. When a patient dies because of a misdiagnosis by a physician, the family that is left behind may find themselves questioning if anything else could have been done or it was just simply time for their loved one to pass. A doctor’s medical misdiagnosis of a patient isn’t excusable, and those medical professionals whose negligence contributed to the deteriorating health or death of a patient should be held legally accountable. While no amount of money can bring a loved one back or restore the health of someone whose life has been permanently altered because of a misdiagnosis, it can help ease the financial stress of medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering and more.
Ray Maples, dedicated Oklahoma City medical misdiagnosis attorney and founder of The Maples Law Firm, understands how difficult a misdiagnosis and its effects can be for a patient and their family. If you have been misdiagnosed by a doctor, you have legal rights. Mr. Maples has years of experience and the necessary resources, including relationships with medical experts, to build a strong case on your behalf to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Call Ray Maples at The Maples Law Firm today to learn more about how he can help at 1-888-429-0609. We offer free consultations.