Misdiagnosis is, unfortunately, all too common for Massachusetts medical patients. If you are misdiagnosed, you risk suffering from incorrect treatment and might even experience an exacerbation of your original condition or symptoms. Misdiagnosis typically stems from negligence or carelessness on the part of a medical practitioner, but the attorneys of Crowe & Harris, LLP , want Massachusetts patients to know more about how an error like this can happen. Our legal team can also help victims of medical malpractice evaluate their legal options in the event of a misdiagnosis.
5 Common Misdiagnosis Causes
Misdiagnosis might come from general negligence, but it can also stem from the following medical practitioner behaviors:
- Your practitioner not letting you ask questions
- Your practitioner diagnosing you too early, without hearing all of your symptoms
- Your practitioner discouraging a second opinion
- Your practitioner not letting you see another specialist (in some cases)
- Your practitioner not understanding your family history or see test results
All of these actions could easily lead to a misdiagnosis for a Massachusetts medical patient, who might then suffer from worsening health. However, an experienced medical malpractice attorney may be able to help victims fight for compensation.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Massachusetts
If you or someone you love has been the victim of misdiagnosis, then you need to know your legal options. Contact the Massachusetts medical malpractice attorneys of Crowe & Harris, LLP , today by calling (617) 404-3417, and learn more about what you can do as the victim of medical malpractice, including possible legal action you might be able to take.