You expect surgeons, doctors, and nurses to provide you with the best possible medical care and properly treat your illnesses. You also expect these qualified medical professionals to accurately diagnose your condition – hopefully early enough for medical treatment to be effective in curing the illness. Unfortunately, many people who go to the hospital wind up leaving without getting the help they so desperately need. That’s because a lot of hospitals in New Jersey and elsewhere in the U.S. are understaffed, with doctors and nurses often being rushed from one patient to the next patient and failing to take the time needed to diagnose an illness or medical condition.
If your illness or disease was misdiagnosed when you went to the doctor’s office or hospital, or if you tragically lost a loved one due to a misdiagnosed medical condition, the negligent doctor needs to be held accountable so that no one else suffers the same outcome. The best way to hold negligent medical professionals accountable is to speak with a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer and explore your legal options.
A misdiagnosis by a doctor can have fatal consequences because early diagnosis is often critical to getting effective medical treatment. Here are some of the top misdiagnosed diseases:
This disorder, which can affect a person’s central nervous system and cause muscle spasms and blurred vision, can easily be mistaken for a minor viral infection. If left undiagnosed and untreated, multiple sclerosis can wreak havoc on your body.
A person suffering from Parkinson’s can lose mobility and struggle to speak clearly. The disorder is occasionally misdiagnosed as a traumatic head injury.
This disorder can cause intense pain and make it very difficult to sleep comfortably. Doctors might misdiagnose fibromyalgia as rheumatoid arthritis.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause severe inflammation of the skin. A misdiagnosis could have catastrophic consequences because early treatment is crucial in treating the illness.
If you were misdiagnosed by a doctor or physician, you may need to take legal action to get the financial compensation you deserve. The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC can help you with your case. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.