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Missed/Wrong Diagnosis FAQs


A misdiagnosis caused me to suffer further harm. Do I have a case?
Without knowing the specifics of your situation, it’s difficult to say definitively whether or not you have a case. However, if you suffered harm because a doctor failed to correctly diagnose your illness in a timely manner, it is possible that you could be eligible to take action. By discussing your situation with a trusted attorney, you may be able to find out whether or not you are able to file a medical malpractice case. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or illness because of a missed or wrong diagnosis, contact the experienced Milwaukee misdiagnosis lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900 to discuss your case.
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How can a lawyer help me secure compensation?
Cases of misdiagnosis are rarer than many other forms of medical malpractice and personal injury, so it’s important to have the legal assistance of someone well-versed in this specialized form of law. Trying to handle a misdiagnosis case on your own can be exceptionally difficult, and may prevent you from obtaining the compensation that you need to cover the costs resulting from your misdiagnosis. By contacting a misdiagnosis lawyer to discuss your case, you will likely find yourself in a better position to fight for the compensation you need. If you or someone you love needs advice and legal assistance regarding a misdiagnosis case, contact the experienced Milwaukee misdiagnosis attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.
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How are missed and wrong diagnoses dangerous?
Missed and wrong diagnoses are dangerous for a variety of reasons, but most poignantly because in certain cases they hold the possibility of causing a preventable death. A wrong diagnosis may delay necessary treatment for a patient, which can result in a number of serious medical consequences, such as the worsening of their condition or the need for more serious treatments or surgeries. In severe cases, missed and wrong diagnoses can be fatal when patients do not get the treatment they need in a timely manner. In addition, even wrongly diagnosing a healthy person as having an illness can cause considerable suffering for the patient and force them to endure unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment that they do not need. If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to a qualified Milwaukee wrong diagnosis lawyer, please contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.
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Are missed and wrong diagnoses considered medical malpractice?
Many medical malpractice cases arise as a result of missed and wrong diagnoses, though not every wrong diagnosis case is considered malpractice, and this distinction heavily depends on the specifics of your case. In these cases, your lawyer will typically try to prove that you were harmed or suffered injury as a direct result of the wrong or missed diagnoses by your doctor. For medical malpractice to have occurred, the doctor’s mistake must have caused you injury and this injury must be a result of their mistake. Even then, in certain cases, doctors do everything they can and wrong diagnoses still occur. If you are unsure if you have a medical malpractice case or need help in any way, please contact one of our experienced Milwaukee wrong diagnoses attorneys from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.
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What are some of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions?
Because many conditions and illnesses share general and common symptoms, misdiagnoses of these illnesses are common in negligent situations. For example, lupus if often misdiagnosed for fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease is confused with Alzheimer’s and stroke, and Celiac disease resembles Crohn’s disease and cystic fibrosis. Other commonly misdiagnosed conditions include various types of cancer, appendicitis, diabetes, and tuberculosis. For more information about commonly misdiagnosed illnesses or to speak to one of our qualified Milwaukee wrong diagnoses attorneys, please contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.
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