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Nashua Misdiagnosis Lawyers

When experiencing worrying symptoms, individuals in Nashua typically turn to doctors and other medical professionals to correctly diagnose and treat their ailments. Unfortunately, a doctor may mistake one condition for another and cause the patient to suffer severe injuries and health complications. While many conditions and illnesses may be misdiagnosed due to hidden or complex symptoms, several others are misdiagnosed due to healthcare provider negligence. 

If you have suffered injuries due to misdiagnosis in Nashua, New Hampshire, you deserve to have a fearless legal advocate on your side. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have over 45 years of experience advocating for medical malpractice victims in Nashua and the neighboring areas. When you retain our services, you can trust us to conduct a thorough investigation into your case and build a solid claim on your behalf. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (617) 391-9001 or complete our online contact form today. 

Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis can occur when diagnosing both mild and severe conditions. A few commonly misdiagnosed conditions that can result in medical malpractice in Nashua include:

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Surgical injuries
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma and other eye diseases

Victims of misdiagnosis are often misunderstood and may be told they are imagining their symptoms. When a healthcare professional fails to acknowledge their patient’s symptoms, they may cause severe, irreversible harm that can lead to physical, emotional, and financial distress. This is where a Nashua misdiagnosis attorney comes in.

Examples of Negligence That Can Lead to Misdiagnosis

While a misdiagnosis can have several contributing factors, one typical similarity is healthcare provider negligence. A few common examples of negligence that can lead to misdiagnosis in Nashua include:

  • Rushing through an appointment without considering the full scope of the patient’s needs
  • Failing to obtain a comprehensive patient history
  • Misreading or misinterpreting lab and test results
  • Neglecting to follow up with the patient after the initial diagnosis and treatment
  • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist more qualified to deliver an accurate diagnosis

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys will work with you to understand every detail of your case. We will use our knowledge and skills to determine the cause of your misdiagnosis and hold the negligent party accountable. 

What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims?

All states follow a legal time limit for filing medical malpractice claims known as the statute of limitations. In New Hampshire, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of your misdiagnosis. However, many victims of misdiagnosis may not know they were misdiagnosed until some time after they have seen their doctor. In these cases, the clock starts running upon discovering your injuries or other health complications. 

While three years may seem like plenty of time to file a medical malpractice claim, it is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible to start your case. Unfortunately, critical evidence may be lost or destroyed over time, and eyewitnesses may move away or forget details about what they saw. When you partner with a skilled Nashua misdiagnosis lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we will begin investigating your case right away and advise you on how the statute of limitations applies to your case. 

How the Skilled Attorneys At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Misdiagnosis Victims

Contending with injuries or other complications due to a misdiagnosis can be stressful and overwhelming. Our attorneys aim to make the claims process as straightforward as possible so you can focus entirely on your healing and recovery. Some of the many ways our attorneys can help you include:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into your case
  • Determining the cause of the doctor’s error
  • Consulting with medical experts to add credibility to your case
  • Determining the total value of your claim
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Advocating aggressively for your rights and interests inside and outside of court
  • Ensuring your questions are answered throughout the process

One of the most significant ways our Nashua misdiagnosis attorneys can help you is by pursuing damages for the full extent of your injuries and other losses. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, our attorneys can help you recover damages for your medical bills as well as your pain and emotional injuries. 

Partner with a Highly Qualified Nashua Misdiagnosis Lawyer 

The skilled attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping misdiagnosis victims recover compensation for their injuries and other losses. We pride ourselves on taking a personalized approach to every case so we can address each of our client’s unique needs. We have been able to recover hundreds of millions in compensation for our clients.

Our medical malpractice team includes attorneys J. Tucker Merrigan, Victoria M. Santoro Mair, Jessica M. Gray, and Kyle A. Camilleri and is assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. Our medical malpractice team has been recognized by outlets such as Super Lawyers for their continued excellence. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, give our Nashua misdiagnosis lawyers a call at (617) 391-9001 or complete our online contact form today. 

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