Misdiagnosis Attorney in Lexington, KY
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When you visit your doctor to receive a diagnosis of your injury or illness, you fully believe and trust that your physician will take their time to evaluate your symptoms properly to determine your medical condition. Unfortunately, when a doctor fails to provide the required standard of care, it can result in a misdiagnosis and further complications that can be potentially fatal.
If you have a condition that was misdiagnosed or if a doctor failed to diagnose cancer or another illness, our Lexington medical malpractice lawyer is prepared to pursue maximum compensation from the negligent party. At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, we can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions
Doctors are obligated to abide by a specific process in identifying a medical condition or disease by reviewing the patient’s symptoms based on signs, symptoms, test results, and their patients’ medical history to determine the proper diagnoses. However, if the wrong test is ordered, or if a patient has symptoms that fit more than one condition, an incorrect diagnosis can occur.
Common misdiagnosed conditions include:
- Breast, lung, ovarian, and prostate cancer
- Heart conditions/attacks
- Staph infection
A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose are both considered medical errors. According to a study by the Mayo Clinic that compared clinical diagnoses with postmortem diagnoses, the true diagnosis was missed before death occurred in 26% of those cases.
How Do You Provde a Misdiagnosis?
Sometimes, even the most skilled of physicians can provide a wrong diagnosis despite following the standards of reasonable care. Your injuries may have been caused by laboratory errors or a faulty equipment may have provided inaccurate results.To show that a medical provider was negligent in his or her diagnosis, an attorney will need to meticulously review medical records, a patient's medical history, and consult with expert witnesses to identify causation.
Some questions to ask when determining if a patient was misdiagnosed:
- Did the doctor ask you detailed questions about your symptoms?
- Did the doctor order tests?
- Didi the doctor refer you to specialists?
Medical malpractice claims are highly complex, so it is essential to have a seasoned attorney on your side.
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With more than 40+ years of legal experience, Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC has a comprehensive understanding of Kentucky and federal medical malpractice law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system. By seeking the maximum legal resource against negligent doctors and hospitals, we can prevent future medical malpractice together.
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