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New Bedford Misdiagnosis Lawyer

When you see your doctor after experiencing symptoms, you trust them to listen to you and properly diagnose the issue, so you can start the path to recovery. However, this is not always the case. Doctors can break this trust and fail to identify a condition that could lead to further injuries. This happens quite often, with roughly 12 million Americans being misdiagnosed each year. If your doctor’s misdiagnosis of a condition has resulted in injuries and damages, you can contact our experienced team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers to receive the compensation you deserve.

After sustaining injuries due to a physician’s negligence, you may not know what to do next. One of the most important steps you can take to have a successful outcome is to contact a knowledgeable misdiagnosis attorney. When speaking with our understanding misdiagnosis lawyers during your free consultation, we can determine if you have a case and begin developing a customized plan that suits your unique needs. Give us a call at (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form to schedule a meeting.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Sometimes, even the mildest symptoms could be signs of an underlying condition. Regardless of the severity of your symptoms, your physician should leave no stone unturned and rule out every option before diagnosing you, so you can get the proper treatment. Commonly misdiagnosed conditions include the following:

  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Cancer
  • Lyme disease
  • Surgical injuries
  • Lupus
  • Sepsis
  • Glaucoma 
  • Post-surgery infections

Failure to properly diagnose and treat these conditions may result in medical malpractice. This could cause physical, emotional, and financial harm. Therefore, you deserve unmatched representation that will hold the liable party accountable and fight for your rights.

5 Reasons Your Doctor Misdiagnosed Your Condition

A misdiagnosis can happen for many reasons, but ultimately, it occurs due to healthcare provider negligence. Reasons why a physician may misdiagnose your condition include the following:

  • Misread test results: Sometimes, doctors need to reach out to specialists to interpret test results to ensure their advice is accurate. Failure to do this may result in a misdiagnosis and improper treatment.
  • Rushed appointment: Doctors typically have busy schedules, so they may rush through appointments. If your doctor does this, they could miss essential information and not properly diagnose you.
  • Incomplete patient history: Doctors should always have your complete history during your appointment so they know what questions to ask you. If they do not have this information, they could misdiagnose your condition.
  • Failure to follow up: If your doctor provides treatment for your condition but fails to follow up to see if it worked, they could misdiagnose the issue.
  • Not referring to a specialist: Doctors often refer their patients to specialists when treating a condition. A misdiagnosis could occur if a doctor attempts to treat something outside their specific practice area.

When working on your claim, we analyze every detail to determine if you have a case and help you gather evidence to prove the medical professional’s negligence. This may include medical records, expert and witness testimony, and personal statements from you.

What Damages Can You Potentially Recover in New Bedford Misdiagnosis Claims?

If a healthcare worker failed to diagnose your condition, causing further injuries, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. When working with our Sweeney Merrigan Personal misdiagnosis Lawyers, you may recover the following damages:

  • Ambulance ride
  • Hospital bills
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Punitive damages

In Massachusetts, victims of misdiagnosis have three years to file their claims. While this may seem like plenty of time, the process can be confusing, and delays may get in the way. Our professional misdiagnosis lawyers understand the complications of misdiagnosis claims and the innovative strategies that will work best for your case. We can help ensure you do not miss your opportunity to receive a fair settlement.

Reach Out to a Trustworthy New Bedford Misdiagnosis Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Dealing with the aftermath of misdiagnosis can be overwhelming. You should prioritize your recovery, but that can be difficult if you attempt to handle your claim on your own. Fortunately, our seasoned team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help you manage every aspect of your claim and achieve a successful outcome. 

Our outstanding misdiagnosis lawyers include J. Tucker Merrigan, Peter M. Merrigan, Jessica M. Gray, and  Kyle A. Camilleri, and they receive support from Amy Nichols, our legal nurse consultant. Outlets like BestLawyers and Super Lawyers have recognized our unmatched legal services and successful results. You can trust us to build a strong claim and advocate for a fair settlement. To learn more about your legal options and schedule a free consultation, call (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form.

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