Baton Rouge Misdiagnosis AttorneysWhen diagnosing an illness, a doctor has a duty to obtain a medical history, recognize observable symptoms, order appropriate tests and follow other accepted standards of care. However, doctors are not required to be right every time they make a diagnosis. Sometimes doctors can do everything right and still fail to diagnose your illness.
At the law firm of Dodson & Hooks, APLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, one of the things our lawyers do for our clients is help determine whether their doctor did everything he or she was supposed to do to diagnose their illness or injury. If you think you may be a victim of medical malpractice in your doctor’s failure to diagnose your condition, call 225-756-0222 or toll-free at 800-644-0633 for a free initial consultation.
It is important that doctors need to pay close attention to the patient’s symptoms and to order appropriate medical tests when appropriate so that life-threatening illnesses and injuries can be treated promptly. When a doctor fails to do so, he or she may be guilty of malpractice.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Examples of misdiagnosis include:
- Misdiagnosis of a heart attack in an emergency room setting
- Failure to diagnose appendicitis
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Failure to diagnose spinal meningitis
- Improper medical treatment due to a wrong diagnosis
If your misdiagnosis was due to medical malpractice, then we will do everything possible to hold the doctor accountable and help you obtain compensation for everything you have lost.