Failure to Diagnose and Treat Illnesses
Having a diagnosis of an illness is the first step to treating that illness and minimizing its damaging effects on your body. However, when a doctor is negligent in diagnosing an illness, valuable time is lost for treating that illness. Sometimes, a diagnosis that is incorrect is given and treatment is even administered for the wrong ailment. These situations can be scary and dangerous. Failing to properly diagnose and treat an illness can lead to expensive, long-lasting, and life-altering consequences.
Having an illness misdiagnosed or having treatment delayed can exacerbate the illnesses you are already facing. Sometimes delays in diagnosis can result because a doctor did not listen to his patient. Not having an adequate amount of time during a visit with a doctor can result in valuable information being lost. Sometimes a misdiagnosis can occur as a result of a patient’s information being mixed up with another patient due to a doctor or his agents not having adequate organization. These delays or medical mix-ups can also cause additional injuries. These injuries can be very severe and may even result in paralysis or death in extreme cases. Doctors are required to adhere to standards of practice. When they fail to do so, they can be liable for the mistakes that they make and the injuries that result.
Having a Massachusetts lawyer on your side who can find justice for injuries you suffered as a result of a doctor failing to diagnose and treat an illness is important. Having an attorney on your side gives you an advocate who can negotiate on your behalf with doctors, lawyers, and insurance agents who are working against you. Sometimes these parties may seem like they are working for you, but are often working on behalf of the doctor or hospital that failed to treat your illness or are working for insurance companies that want to minimize the amount of money they may have to pay. Often, monetary compensation is needed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, or long term rehabilitative care as a result of your injuries. A Massachusetts attorney who handles cases involving failure to diagnose and treat an illness can help you to recover the compensation you need for your expenses.
Attorney Dan Cappetta is a compassionate Massachusetts medical misdiagnosis attorney who works on cases involving failure to diagnose and treat illnesses. Attorney Cappetta can negotiate for justice for you and is not afraid to go to trial to get you what you deserve. Attorney Cappetta has had a great deal of experience in Massachusetts court rooms and has fought on behalf of many clients. Contact Attorney Cappetta today for a free consultation.