When you are injured or sick, a doctor is the person to whom you entrust your health. This is reasonable considering that medical professionals undergo years of education and training so that they can have the skills and knowledge to best treat you. However, before you can be treated, your doctor must first accurately diagnose your condition.
It is important for you to be quickly and correctly diagnosed so that you do not suffer from a potentially fatal dangerous delay in treatment. However, inattentive or inexperienced doctors may misdiagnose you or fail to diagnose your problem at all. This can have serious negative effects on your health.
If this act of medical negligence has happened to you, you should contact a Milwaukee medical malpractice attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today to learn more about your legal options.
Doctors are supposed to analyze your symptoms so that they can determine your health problem. However, if a doctor fails to notice the signs of a serious injury or illness, this can result in a costly delay of treatment. For example, if you have cancer that a physician fails to diagnose, this can allow the disease to spread and become far more difficult to treat.
Misdiagnosis occurs when a physician accidentally diagnoses you with the improper condition. This can occur all too easily, as many different conditions cause similar symptoms. If a doctor has any doubts about your diagnosis, he or she should refer you to a specialist or order further testing.
The frightening part of misdiagnosis is that the wrong treatment may not only be ineffective; it may actually make your health worse. Therefore, if you have been diagnosed with a major condition or suspect you are suffering from one, you may want to seek a second opinion to be safe.
Your doctor has a duty to provide you with safe, efficient treatment. If you have suffered from a failure to diagnose or improper diagnosis, you should not let this grievous mistake go un-penalized. To discuss your case, contact the experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyers from the respected firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.