Doctors have been known from time to time to miss a diagnosis that is fairly simple. This can be because the disease doesn’t show up well in tests or exhibits symptoms of some other illness that is much more common. Unfortunately, sometimes it is much more serious than missing bronchitis and diagnosing the flu. In some cases, when doctors miss a diagnosis, it could have been the difference between life and death. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a missed diagnosis, please contact the Stevens Point medical malpractice lawyers at 800-242-2874.
Cancer is known to be a disease that moves on from its original site. In many instances, a cancer may be missed at a stage when catching it makes it a curable disease. If it is then caught later on, it may or may not be curable. Part of beating cancer is catching it early and starting treatment as soon as possible.
Other diseases are also much more deadly when caught later on than if they are caught early. If they are missed early, some diseases are not more deadly, they’re just more complicated. Regardless, it makes the patient’s life more difficult if the disease is caught later on after having been missed by countless doctors earlier.
When the patient dies due to a missed diagnosis, that patient’s estate may be able to sue for wrongful death and survivorship. These two torts allow the estate to recover some of what was lost when the patient died. Survivorship allows the estate to sue for recovery of pain and suffering experienced by the patient while he or she was still battling a disease.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a missed diagnosis and so had a much harder battle with cancer or another disease, contact the Stevens Point medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874.