Oklahoma City Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
When a condition is diagnosed correctly the first time, the chances of a maximum possible recovery are at their best. If a physician doesn't diagnose a condition correctly, or fails to diagnose a condition, however, the patient's chances of recovery or even survival may be permanently altered.
Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can occur in many different ways. In some cases, a doctor may interpret a patient's symptoms incorrectly, leading the physician to conclude that the patient has another disease or no worrisome medical condition at all. Physicians may also misread test results, such as those from a mammogram, sonogram, or X-ray. Finally, some physicians may fail to diagnose a patient simply because they did not take the time to listen to and seriously consider the patient's complaints.
Incidents of misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose in Oklahoma can make a permanent impact on the patient and the family. For example, failure to diagnose cancer early may significantly reduce the patient's chances for recovery. The costs of treatment, both in dollars and in the toll the treatment takes on the patient, may be much higher than they would have been had the physician made the correct diagnosis at an earlier time. Families who lose loved ones due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose are left wondering if anything else could have been done to save their loved one from an untimely fate.
Oklahoma misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and medical malpractice cases can be complex. Only a few Oklahoma personal injury attorneys possess the experience and resources required to successfully handle medical malpractice cases and recover compensation for their clients. Maples Law Firm is among that select few. We have the connections with professional medical experts and the practical trial experience to provide our clients with quality legal representation. More importantly, we understand how difficult medical complications can be, and we strive to treat our clients with compassion and listen to their individual needs, concerns, and wishes.
In many misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cases, a physician's medical malpractice insurance company will press a patient to accept a settlement offer hurriedly. If you believe you've been injured by a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, you would be wise not to accept a settlement until the full extent of your injuries and their costs to you have become known. Contacting an experienced misdiagnosis lawyer may be in your best interest. An attorney will explain your legal rights and obligations and investigate your case, developing a full picture of your situation and your injuries. It is crucial for you to receive a fair compensation amount that fully reflects the impact the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose has had on your life and the life of your family.
Oklahoma residents have only two years in which to file a medical malpractice claim, including a claim for misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. This short window means that contacting an Oklahoma City medical malpractice attorney quickly is in your best interests. If you suspect you've been injured by a physician's failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of your condition, please don't hesitate to contact Maples Law Firm at (888) 226-6159 for a free and confidential consultation.
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