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Brookline Misdiagnosis Lawyer

Your medical doctor has sworn an oath to provide you with a certain standard of care. This means paying attention to every detail and thoroughly investigating any ache or pain you may bring to their attention. In most cases, they will do exactly that and use every resource available to tend to your health and medical needs. On occasion, however, negligent behavior can lead to a misdiagnosis. 

If a doctor in Brookline has recently failed to correctly diagnose your medical condition or sickness, you may be eligible for financial damages. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of knowledgeable and compassionate medical malpractice attorneys will fight for you to regain the compensation you rightfully deserve. For a free legal consultation, give our office a call at (617) 391-9001 or use our contact form.

What Causes a Misdiagnosis? 

When your medical doctor or medical provider fails to provide quality care, your health is likely to suffer because of it. While most doctors will work diligently to ensure you are properly seen to and looked after, deviation from this standard of care is unfortunately common. In fact, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose is the most common form of medical malpractice lawsuit filed today.  A misdiagnosis can mean more than misinformation; it can mean wrong treatments, medications, and unnecessary pains and injuries. In extreme cases, it can also mean death. 

Any form of negligent behavior can cause a misdiagnosis. Some common examples of this can include: 

  • Incorrect readings or interpretations of charts or lab results
  • Failure to recognize the patient’s symptoms
  • Failure to recommend a specialist
  • Failure to take or reference the patient’s medical history
  • Lack of training or experience 

If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional, let Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers help you today. You don’t have to suffer in silence.

How Can a Brookline Misdiagnosis Lawyer Help? 

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is a big feat to take on, especially while recovering from the side effects of your misdiagnosis. A medical misdiagnosis and its corresponding treatments can have intense effects on your mental and physical health, leaving you with mounds of medical bills and months of recovery. While you sit back and focus on healing, a Brookline misdiagnosis attorney can work on the following for you: 

Gathering Evidence

In order to best build up your personal injury case, your misdiagnosis attorney will work behind the scenes in order to gather evidence to definitively prove negligence on behalf of your medical doctor. Examples of evidence can include: 

  • Previous medical records detailing symptoms and the incorrect diagnosis
  • Expert testimonies from a specialized doctor to prove another professional would have properly identified illness
  • Proof of loss of quality of life, including monetary, emotional, or physical damages

Evidence is needed to properly support the claim your doctor has provided substandard care. 

Filing Your Claim on Time

In the state of Massachusetts, the statute of limitations is three years to file a medical malpractice claim. It can be tricky to pinpoint the exact start date for a misdiagnosis case, which is why it is vital to receive legal advice before beginning the filing process. Your Brookline misdiagnosis attorney can help discuss the time limit with you and review your case to determine everything is filed in a timely manner. 

Recovering Compensation 

Receiving substandard or negligent care at the hands of your doctor can come with serious mental and physical health repercussions. It is possible you have lost hours of your time to doctor’s visits and treatments, as well as money. Your attorney will take all of this into consideration when fighting for your case. You deserve to recover the most compensation available so you can begin to get your life back on track. Possible damages include: 

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical care
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation 
  • Emotional stress
  • Pain and suffering

In Massachusetts, you are eligible for both economic and non-economic damages. Massachusetts law does cap non-economic damages at $500,000, though exceptions are made for particularly severe cases. 

Meet With a Knowledgeable Brookline Misdiagnosis Lawyer Today

Don’t let your negligent doctor get away with the pain and suffering you have endured at their hands. Reach out to the team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers today for a free legal consultation. Our team of attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and want to do the same for you. We understand the trauma that can come with a misdiagnosis and are here to listen with a compassionate ear. Our co-managing partner, J. Tucker Merrigan, has years of medical malpractice experience and was recently named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. 

To begin the process today, please give our Brookline misdiagnosis lawyers a call at (617) 391-9001 or use our contact form. All initial consultations are free and confidential. 

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