Misdiagnosis

 

In the case of a medical emergency, serious illness or childbirth, time matters.

 

Medical professionals have access to a remarkable array of diagnostic tools and treatment options. Cancer, strokes, heart attack conditions that may have been fatal a decade ago can often be diagnosed early and treated successfully.

 

However, if the proper diagnostic tools are not used, or if the results are not reviewed promptly and interpreted correctly, the window of opportunity to provide effective treatment is closed. The patient's condition may worsen or they may even die. In childbirth situations, failure to identify fetal distress or to diagnose maternal infection can result in life-changing birth injuries or death.

 

 If you have been injured as a result of misdiagnosis, contact the Law Office of Douglas Malcolm today for a free consultation.