Orange County MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Attorney
An Orange County medical malpractice attorney at Pacific Attorney Group can help by first reviewing your case and working to determine whether you have grounds for a claim in the first place.
Orange County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Involving an Orange County medical malpractice lawyer is important if you or a family member suffered injury or lost their life as the result of a misdiagnosed medical condition. Misdiagnosis is a relatively common form of medical malpractice that can have serious consequences. In helping you seek justice and recover damages for what you have experienced, our legal team can work to help you rebuild and face a brighter future.
An accurate diagnosis is one of the most important steps in medical care. It is also one of the most complex, considering the seemingly endless injuries, illnesses, viruses, infections and diseases from which a patient may suffer. Symptoms may be similar from one medical condition to the next, and in order to avoid improperly assigning these symptoms to a common condition it may take a careful review of a patient's current symptoms and medical history. Additional tests may also be required in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
Understanding the Dangers of a Medical Misdiagnosis
Mistaking the signs and symptoms of one illness or injury for another is a form of medical malpractice that involves the misdiagnosis of a medical condition. Depending on what injury a patient is suffering from and what actions a doctor takes after misdiagnosing a medical condition, a patient may sustain serious injury or may even lose his or her life. Cases involving cancer misdiagnosis and heart attack misdiagnosis are particularly serious. A number of other types of medical malpractice may stem from an initial misdiagnosis, including medication errors, unnecessary surgery, anesthesia errors, birth injuries, prescription errors, and more. A doctor's ability to diagnose a patient's condition will directly impact the treatment the patient receives.
Take legal action after a doctor's misdiagnosis of your illness or injury caused you unnecessary physical injury or emotional trauma. Contact an Orange County misdiagnosis attorney at our offices today.