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Medical malpractice and diagnosis errors: Making a claim

A diagnosis error can be one of the most serious errors in all of medicine. Failing to catch a cancerous tumor, misdiagnosing epilepsy or asthma or sending away a heart attack patient can be deadly. When you're faced with the death of a loved one or a personal injury due to a misdiagnosis, do you know what to do next? Many times, you will have to bring a lawsuit against the doctor or medical provider responsible in order to get the compensation you need.

Medical malpractice cases that are based on diagnosis errors won't always be the fault of a doctor. In fact, you may need to show that a radiologist or pathologist misread or performed inadequately a test that led to the misdiagnosis. On top of that, it must be able to be proved that another doctor with the same skills would have seen and responded to your illness in another way and made the correct diagnosis.

It's important when working a case involving medical malpractice that educated medical professionals are involved to support your case. Expert testimony is often key to winning these kinds of cases, so being able to prove that a doctor in the same field wouldn't have made the same errors is vital.

It may be too late to change your injury or to bring back the loved one you lost, but you can seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. With the right help, you can make sure these medical professionals don't make the same mistakes again, so other people won't suffer the way you had to. To learn more about your options in such a case, please visit our webpage on diagnosis errors.

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