Medical professionals must receive years of education and training because they are entrusted with an incredible responsibility that requires an extensive knowledge of health and the human body. One of the most important parts of their duty to patients is to offer a prompt and accurate diagnosis of what it is that is ailing a particular patient. It is also incumbent upon them to remain alert for indications that a health concern is present, although the patient may not feel any noticeable symptoms.
If your health has suffered because of a doctor’s failure to timely or correctly diagnose your illness or injury, it may be possible to seek financial compensation for resulting damages. For assistance in this matter, contact the Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, P.C., by calling 317-634-8565.
Examples and Consequences of Diagnostic Errors
Diagnostic medicine is the first level of defense in fighting serious health conditions. Patients suffering from progressive illnesses typically are more likely to make a full recovery if they are diagnosed and treated early. Accordingly, diagnostic errors can have devastating effects. A doctor’s negligence may lead to one of the following:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Wrong diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
The following may result from diagnostic failures:
- Improper treatment
- Delayed treatment
- Ineffective treatment
- Rapidly increased progression of disease
If you or your loved one has been the victim of diagnostic mistake, it is important that you are properly advised about your legal rights. Contact the Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, P.C., at 317-634-8565.