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New Hampshire Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Lawyer

Residents of New Hampshire turn to doctors daily for accurate diagnoses of their symptoms to get much-needed treatment and care. We trust doctors to use their extensive training and expertise to provide an accurate diagnosis and an expert level of care. However, misdiagnosis and missed diagnoses happen every day, resulting in severe consequences and lifelong damage to victims. 

If you have suffered a misdiagnosis at the hands of a negligent medical professional, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney. The skilled attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience helping victims of misdiagnosis in New Hampshire get the compensation they deserve for their losses. When you partner with us, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your case and leave no stone unturned as we fight for your rights. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys about your case, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today. 

Types of Diagnostic Errors in New Hampshire

Unfortunately, there are several errors doctors can make when diagnosing patients. The error may be classified as medical malpractice when a misdiagnosis occurs due to a healthcare professional’s negligence. While no two instances of medical malpractice are precisely alike, many share similarities. A few of the most common types of diagnostic errors in New Hampshire include the following:

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Late diagnosis
  • Failure to respond to complications
  • Failure to recognize and diagnose related illnesses
  • Failure to recognize and diagnose unrelated illnesses

It is important to note that misdiagnosis alone does not constitute medical malpractice. However, if the doctor acted unreasonably or deviated from a diagnosis other doctors would make in a similar scenario, the misdiagnosis may be an instance of malpractice. When you partner with one of the skilled attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we will investigate every detail of your case to help you hold the negligent party responsible for the losses you have suffered. 

The Statute of Limitations for New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Cases

Like many states, New Hampshire follows a time limit or statute of limitations for when medical malpractice cases can be filed. The deadline in New Hampshire is three years from the date of misdiagnosis. However, not all injuries from a misdiagnosis incident are apparent right away. In fact, it may take months or years to receive the correct diagnosis from another healthcare provider. 

Fortunately, New Hampshire abides by the discovery rule. This means that the three-year time limit would start on the date you discovered the malpractice rather than when it initially occurred. When you work with a skilled medical malpractice attorney, they will go over every detail of your case to determine whether or not the discovery rule applies to your unique situation.

Many victims of medical malpractice and their families may believe three years is more than enough time to file a claim for compensation. However, it is essential to contact a New Hampshire misdiagnosis lawyer to start your claim as soon as possible. Critical evidence for your case may be lost or destroyed over time. Additionally, witnesses may forget what they saw when the incident occurred. Acting quickly will allow your New Hampshire failure to diagnose attorney time to thoroughly investigate your case and collect vital evidence to support your claim. 

Damages You May Be Eligible to Collect Through a Misdiagnosis Claim in New Hampshire

A misdiagnosis may lead to higher medical costs than if you were diagnosed correctly. These expenses can add up quickly, overwhelming victims and their families. If you are a victim of misdiagnosis in New Hampshire, the highly-qualified attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers may be able to help you obtain monetary compensation for the losses you have endured. Some of the damages we may be able to help you collect include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Significant disability or disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Our attorneys will work with you to understand your case and determine which damages you may be eligible to collect. We are committed to seeking the maximum amount of compensation available for our clients so they can achieve the justice they deserve. 

Speak With a New Hampshire Misdiagnosis Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

A misdiagnosis can turn your life upside down and leave you unsure of your next steps. If you are a victim of misdiagnosis in New Hampshire, the experienced attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers may be able to help. Our passionate medical malpractice team includes attorneys like Kyle A. Camilleri and Jessica M. Gray. Our unparalleled team has over 100 years of combined experience and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for our clients. To learn more about what our team can do for you, give us a call at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today.