Medical malpractice lawyers in Shrewsbury MA
What happens if you needed medical care, but ended up with more damage than repair? If a medical professional caused you harm by being negligent or ill-intentioned, they should be held accountable.
For example, you come to a doctor with a complaint, but they get your issue or injury wrong. This is called “misdiagnosis” and is part of the legal field called medical malpractice. The umbrella term for the legal area is personal injury law. Personal injury cases are civil cases, not criminal cases.
If you were misdiagnosed and suffered harm as a result, you shouldn’t hesitate to seek appropriate care. This is crucial both for your own health and for the strength of your claim. If you avoid medical care, and it results in your condition getting worse, your misdiagnosis case will have a very weak foundation, if any.
Can you get compensation for wrong diagnosis?
If you have been given a misdiagnosis which has caused you harm, you may be eligible to claim compensation for medical negligence. The most common type of medical misdiagnosis is for an illness or injury way less serious, than the real situation, which caused a delay in treatment.
How do you prove misdiagnosis?
A patient trying to prove misdiagnosis must show that a different doctor in the similar specialty wouldn’t have misdiagnosed that illness or injury. The victim will have to prove that the doctor did not include the correct diagnosis on the medical exam paperwork and that a competent doctor would have included it.
Are doctors liable for mistakes?
When a doctor makes an error in treating a patient, they could face liability for a medical malpractice lawsuit. All medical providers, including doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physiatrists, nurses and therapists have a legal responsibility to not harm their patients.
Ask an attorney
A lawyer will help you make sure your claim contains all the elements necessary to build a successful case, and help you receive the monetary compensation for your suffering.Attorneys Sbrogna, Brunelle & Donius are highly qualified medical malpractice attorneys with over 100 years of combined experience.
Schedule a free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers in Shrewsbury, Call Us at 508-809-7555.There will be no fee unless we recover money for you.