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Fall River Misdiagnosis Lawyer

When a person is experiencing symptoms but unsure of what could be causing their ailment, they rely on medical professionals like doctors or nurses to provide an accurate diagnosis that will lead them down the best path for their recovery. Unfortunately, even medical professionals who have gone through years of training and education can make mistakes that can lead to a misdiagnosis and potentially harm patients. If you have been the victim of a medical misdiagnosis in Fall River, you have the legal right to pursue justice by filing a medical malpractice claim.

Patients who have suffered from a misdiagnosis by a negligent doctor, nurse, or other medical professional have a right to pursue justice for the harm and losses they have suffered. The Fall River misdiagnosis lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients as they pursue fair compensation for their medical malpractice claims. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our team of trusted misdiagnosis attorneys can help you with your case, call our Fall River office at 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form today.

How Does a Misdiagnosis Happen?

When a patient has been experiencing pain from an injury or symptoms of an illness, visiting a medical professional like a doctor is the only way to be absolutely sure of what could be causing their issues. However, when a healthcare professional acts negligently, they may not properly perform their duties, and a misdiagnosis can occur. A misdiagnosis is dangerous because it can lead to a patient being prescribed incorrect medication or treatment and worsening their condition due to the lack of proper care.

While medical malpractice can come in many forms when medical professionals are negligent, misdiagnosis is one of the most common ways that patients are harmed in the care of doctors, nurses, or other medical staff. Some of the common ways that a misdiagnosis can occur include the following:

Misread Test Results

A doctor will occasionally reach out to a medical specialist to interpret test results to ensure their diagnosis is accurate. If the doctor fails to do this or the test results are misread, this negligence may result in a misdiagnosis and improper treatment, which can lead to serious injuries and losses.

A Rushed Appointment

While medical professionals tend to have busy schedules, they should still offer all patients the same time and care needed to diagnose them properly. However, if they rush through appointments, they may miss essential information, leading to a misdiagnosis.

Incomplete Medical History

Your doctor should always ensure they have your complete patient or medical history before your appointment so they can have a clear understanding of where your health currently stands. Without your medical history, the doctor may not know what questions to ask. Without enough information, they could misdiagnose your condition, leading to your harm.

Understanding how your misdiagnosis occurred is an important step in your case as it can provide insight into who the liable party may be in your case. One of our trusted Fall River, MA misdiagnosis attorneys can identify the liable party in your misdiagnosis case by launching a full investigation into the details of what occurred.

Proving Liability in a Misdiagnosis Case

If a misdiagnosis led to your injuries and losses, it is crucial you are able to identify the party that caused your harm by acting negligently. Once your Fall River misdiagnosis lawyer has identified the party who was negligent, the next step is to prove their liability in your medical malpractice case. Proving liability is important, not only because it will help you pursue the justice you are owed, but it will also help ensure the negligent party is held responsible for their actions that led to your harm.

To prove liability in a misdiagnosis malpractice claim, your lawyer will collect evidence of the four factors of negligence in your case. The four factors of negligence are as follows:

  • The medical professional owed you a duty of care
  • The duty of care was breached
  • The breach of duty led to your misdiagnosis and injury
  • You suffered losses as a result

When you work with our team of trusted Fall River misdiagnosis attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our misdiagnosis lawyers will provide the dedicated representation needed to help you get justice for your case. You will have access to our team of legal professionals like J. Tucker Merrigan, who is one of our co-managing partners and has been with the firm for over ten years.
Attorney Merrigan has earned a reputation for success by being recognized for his dedication to helping clients with the following honors: Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, and Top Attorney Award.

Build a Strong Misdiagnosis Case Today With Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we provide clients with personalized legal counsel after they have suffered due to a medical misdiagnosis. We understand that no amount of money can make up for the harm you have suffered at the cost of the liable party’s negligence.

Our Fall River, MA misdiagnosis lawyers can help determine how much you may be owed and your best legal options moving forward. Schedule a free consultation with a skilled Fall River misdiagnosis lawyer today at 617-391-9001, or fill out our contact form.

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