Tampa Misdiagnosis Lawyer
An injury or illness can only be treated properly if it is diagnosed accurately and diagnosed promptly. A cancer patient or stroke victim’s outcome greatly depends on early diagnosis, and when a doctor fails to recognize the signs and symptoms, or does not order the appropriate diagnostic tests—such as blood work or imaging—that medical provider can be held financially accountable in a medical malpractice claim. The Tampa misdiagnosis lawyer at Freidin Brown, P.A. helps countless patients and their family members recover considerable damages in misdiagnosis medical malpractice claims.
What is a Medical Misdiagnosis?
- Failure to diagnose—A doctor fails to make a diagnosis that they should have been able to perform. There can be many potential reasons for this, including not noticing the signs and symptoms of the patient, failing to order the proper tests, failing to perform necessary screening of a patient who is at risk of the illness, and failing to interpret test results accurately. As such, radiologists may be an at-fault party, in addition to or instead of the patient’s doctor. An example of a failure to diagnose could be an ER doctor not recognizing the signs of a heart attack.
- False positive diagnosis—A physician diagnoses a patient with a condition (injury or illness) that they do not actually have, and as a result the patient unnecessarily suffers because of the unnecessary treatment they received. An example of this could be a surgeon inaccurately diagnosing a patient with a torn tendon and performing an unnecessary surgery on that body part.
- Late diagnosis—Many illnesses and injuries require immediate medical intervention to save the patient’s life or reduce the harm they undergo. If a medical provider fails to diagnose a patient in time, that party can be held accountable. An example of a late diagnosis is a doctor failing to diagnose cancer when it was in its early stages, and only catching it months or years later after the cancer has grown and spread to other parts of the body.
Most Common Types of Misdiagnosis
Below is an incomplete list of various illnesses and conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late:
- Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Stroke Misdiagnosis
- Heart Attack Misdiagnosis
- Diabetes Misdiagnosis
- Lupus Misdiagnosis
- Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Misdiagnosis
- Parkinson’s Disease Misdiagnosis
- Suicidal Depression Misdiagnosis
- Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosis
- Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis
- Celiac Disease Misdiagnosis
Call a Tampa Misdiagnosis Lawyer Today
Whether a doctor misinterpreted a blood panel, failed to screen an at-risk patient for breast cancer, or took too long to notice the signs of a stroke, a medical malpractice claim can be filed against them seeking damages for hospital expenses, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, emotional distress, and other damages. Here at the law offices of Freidin Brown, P.A., our experienced Tampa misdiagnosis lawyers have been fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims for more than 45 years. We encourage you to take action today by calling our Tampa law offices at 866-511-3321 to schedule a free consultation.