Los Angeles Misdiagnosis Lawyer
A misdiagnosis can lead to significant harm, and any person misdiagnosed due to the negligence of a healthcare professional should be able to recover compensation. At the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles misdiagnosis lawyer by your side. Our team has extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice claims throughout California, and we know what it takes to help individuals recover the compensation they need to get through this.
What is Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs anytime a medical professional fails to uphold an accepted standard of medical care when treating a patient. The standard of medical care is examined during legal processes and involves determining whether or not a similarly trained medical professional would have performed the same way under similar circumstances in a similar medical community. In other words, the question becomes – Would other competent healthcare professionals have made the same mistake, or would they have opted for a different treatment plan?
If it is determined that a medical professional failed to uphold the accepted standard of medical care, a medical malpractice case should proceed forward.
Have I Been Misdiagnosed?
In order to determine whether or not you have been misdiagnosed, it is crucial to have your case examined by trusted medical professionals. The issue with misdiagnosis claims is proving whether the medical provider failed to act in the same manner that a reasonably skilled provider would have acted in the same or similar circumstances. Your medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles will work with other medical professionals to help determine whether or not malpractice occurred.
How Does Misdiagnosis Occur?
A misdiagnosis can occur in a wide variety of ways in the health care setting. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Completely failing to diagnose an illness or injury
- Failing to perform a full patient examination
- Failing to obtain a patient medical history
- Failing to order necessary tests
- Misinterpreting lab tests
In some situations, a misdiagnosis occurs because the medical professionals treating a patient have not been adequately trained. In other situations, a medical professional may be very busy or fatigued, leading to them not performing at the accepted standard of medical care.
Compensation for Medical Misdiagnosis
There may be various types of compensation available to individuals who are successful with their medical malpractice claim. A successful misdiagnosis claim could result in a person receiving compensation for their:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
The total amount of compensation available for a successful claim will vary depending on the factors surrounding each particular situation. Economic and medical experts will provide testimony to help arrive at a fair compensation amount.
Call a Los Angeles Misdiagnosis Lawyer Today
If you or somebody you love has been misdiagnosed by a medical professional in the Los Angeles area, reach out to the team at the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates for assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers have extensive resources at our disposal, and we want to make sure that you recover full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. When you need a Los Angeles misdiagnosis lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling (800) 541-9376.