Orange County MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Attorney
An Orange County medical malpractice attorney at Accident Lawyers can help by first reviewing your case and working to determine whether you have grounds for a claim in the first place.
Laboratory Mistakes and Medical Malpractice Claims
Orange County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Accurate testing and proper diagnosis of a of a patient's medical condition is a vital part of successful medical treatment. Unfortunately over a million medical lab mistakes are made each year in the U.S. Some of those errors delay proper diagnosis and treatment but several thousand lead to the death of a patient.
When a patient is misdiagnosed, incorrectly treated or dies due to a medical lab mistake, it is a form of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been injured or died due to a laboratory mistake you may deserve compensation for your injury and suffering. You should consult with a Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney as soon as possible. At Accident Lawyers we will thoroughly review your case and medical records and advise you on your legal right to file a medical malpractice claim.
Different Types of Laboratory Mistakes
Ordering medical testing is often the first step taken to correctly evaluate a patient's condition. It is vital for the laboratory lab to correctly measure and report all the relevant diagnostic information to the doctor so they can successfully treat the patient. When such tests are done incorrectly, either due to faulty equipment or human failure, the patient is put at great risk. Such lab mistakes can include:
- Laboratory samples being lost or switched
- Lab samples being infected or contaminated
- Scanning results (CAT scan or MRI) being done or interpreted incorrectly
- Mishandling or misrouting of a patient's test samples
- X-ray images poorly taken or misinterpreted
Because the patient's samples are often sent to a different location where the lab work is done, they can be damaged, lost or misrouted. Any mistakes or delays caused by lab errors or mistakes can lead a delay of diagnosis that can lead to a worsening of the patient's condition or disease. If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of medical laboratory mistakes, we can help you by reviewing your case history and records and advise you of your rights.
Contact an Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney to receive a free consultation and review your medical laboratory mistake case.