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Boston Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Lawyer

Were you harmed because a doctor in Boston failed to correctly diagnose your condition? You could be entitled to financial compensation. An experienced Boston misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can help you recover fair compensation for medical expenses, pain, and more. 

Since we were founded more than a decade ago, we’ve helped countless injury victims recover fair compensation for their losses.

Don’t let your negligent doctors off the hook. Contact our law offices in Boston, Massachusetts at (617)-391-9001 and schedule a free consultation today.

How Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP Can Help With a Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Claim in Boston

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At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we believe all victims of medical negligence deserve a voice. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our Boston personal injury lawyers have the skills to help you navigate even the most complex case.

Hiring us means you’ll have a medical malpractice lawyer who will:

  • Identify the doctor’s mistake
  • Consult medical experts to prove the mistake was unreasonable under the circumstances
  • Work with specialists to put a fair value on the cost of your injuries
  • Demand the highest available compensation from the insurance companies

To a certain extent, we all have to trust that our doctors and medical providers will provide quality care. Even if you know how you’re feeling, it can be hard to know what your symptoms mean. That’s why doctors have such extensive training. When they miss something, the results can be devastating.

If you suspect you were hurt because of a doctor’s mistake, call an experienced Boston personal injury attorney today.

What is My Boston Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Case Worth?

If you were harmed because of a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, you deserve full compensation for your injuries. 

The value of your case depends on several different factors, including:

  • The type of harm you’ve suffered
  • Whether you’ll fully recover once properly treated
  • The cost of your medical care
  • The level of lost wages or lost future wages you’ll suffer

It can be difficult to comprehend the overall cost of your injuries–especially when you’re still dealing with the fallout. If you suspect your doctor made a mistake that harmed your health, call Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP to explore your options and establish an attorney-client relationship.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Victims?

Victims of medical errors in Boston, MA are entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages. 

You’re entitled to recover the full value of your economic losses, which might include compensation for: 

  • Additional medical expenses for treating a worsened condition
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical care
  • Future lost wages and income
  • Physical therapy, rehab, and in-home care

You might also be entitled to non-economic damages to account for your non-financial losses. 

Examples of common non-economic damages we might claim include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Loss of consortium

Massachusetts law caps non-economic damages awards at $500,000 per injury claim. However, there are exceptions if the harm you suffered was particularly severe. 

Our medical malpractice attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP will fight to get the most compensation available. To learn more, call for a free case review. 

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Injuries

Patients can suffer serious harm when a doctor fails to properly diagnose a condition or illness.

Some of the consequences can include:

  • A worsened prognosis
  • Failure to treat the underlying illness
  • More extensive and invasive treatments because of delayed diagnosis
  • Permanent injury
  • Wrongful death

We all know that it’s important to catch cancer, heart attacks, and other illnesses quickly before they become more serious and even life-threatening. If your condition was made worse because of a doctor’s mistake, call our medical malpractice attorneys to see whether you’re eligible for compensation.

What Causes Most Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Cases in Boston, Massachusetts?

Misreading the lab results

Most doctors do their best to provide competent care. However, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose aren’t uncommon and can cause injury or death.

In fact, they’re the number one reason why patients file medical malpractice lawsuits.

Some of the most common reasons why doctors fail to properly diagnose an illness injury include:

  • Failure to order the correct diagnostic tests
  • Misreading the lab results
  • Failure to recognize a patient’s symptoms
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Failure to take a proper patient medical history
  • Lack of proper training and experience

When your doctor fails to provide quality care, you may have the right to hold them accountable for damages. 

How Do I Prove Negligence in a Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Case in Massachusetts? 

Medical malpractice cases based on misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can be complex.

To recover compensation, you have to prove:

  • The person responsible for your diagnosis owed you a duty of care
  • The doctor or medical professional made some type of mistake that violated the standard of care
  • That mistake was unreasonable under the circumstances, based on the health care professional’s experience and training
  • The mistake directly caused some type of harm

To succeed, you have to prove that a similarly trained doctor wouldn’t have made the same mistake. You’ll have to offer proof before a medical tribunal under Massachusetts state law.

Our lawyers have been helping medical malpractice victims in Boston recover fair compensation for over a decade. We know how to navigate these complex medical malpractice claims–and we have relationships with medical experts who can help.

How Long Do I Have to File a Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit in Boston?

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The statute of limitations in Massachusetts medical malpractice cases is three years. That means you usually have three years from the date the malpractice happened to sue for damages.

It can be hard to know when the clock starts running in cases involving a failure to diagnose.

That’s why it’s a smart idea to get legal help. If you have questions about the time limits, call our law offices for a free case review today.

Contact a Boston Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Were you harmed because your doctor failed to diagnose a disease in Boston, Newton, or Somerville? Call an experienced Boston Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for a free consultation today. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have what it takes to get the fair compensation you deserve.

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