The misdiagnosis of an illness can lead to devastating consequences for a patient. Misdiagnosis does not always mean the doctor reported nothing there when there was something there. The Tolson Firm, LLC has seen every type of misdiagnosis that can occur. This includes:
If this has happened to you or a loved one, it is a form of medical malpractice. You may have a case against the doctor or medical institution that misdiagnosed. Ms. Audrey Tolson, Esq., after nearly two decades of practicing law in Atlanta, founded our firm. Personally recruited by the famed Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., she served for 12 years at The Cochran Firm before opening her own practice.
Many different factors could cause misdiagnosis to occur and the fault does not always fall solely upon the doctor. Sometimes patients decide not share all the information they need to with their doctor and they conceal relevant facts that could help the doctor in their diagnosis. Other times there are language barriers between doctors and patients or there is a miscommunication that transpires.
The doctor could also be inexperienced making it very difficult for them to recognize the signs and symptoms of your condition.
The malfunctioning of medical equipment could also be a factor. For example, if an MRI machine or any other piece of equipment overlooks the conditions and nothing comes up in the test results, the doctor would not know any better. Lastly, there are times when diseases manifest themselves in strange ways, making it so the signs and symptoms do not match up with regular cases.
Doctors do not always realize right away what condition it is that they are dealing with and it may take a while to figure out that you have a rare or atypical case.
If you have been injured as a result of doctor misdiagnosis, then you may have a medical malpractice case on your hands. Proving negligence and malpractice is not always an easy feat, which is why you need the assistance of a misdiagnosis attorney from The Tolson Firm, LLC. As the plaintiff in a misdiagnosis malpractice case you will have a certain burden of proof to fulfill in order to prove your case.
There are three different elements that you as the patient must be able to prove in order to successfully validate you malpractice claim. As the patient, you must prove the following:
Our firm understands the difficulties and frustrations that you must be facing and we can help you through this difficult time. We understand the burden of proof with medical malpractice cases and we know what it takes to successfully recover compensation for your claim.
Misdiagnosis can rapidly take a bad situation to a much worse situation. It can tragically lead to the wrongful death of a loved one. Brain injuries may not show obvious symptoms sometimes. The lazy doctor may not take the care or use the tests available to make sure that there is no problem. Misdiagnosing cancer can create much havoc in a person's life either way.
Unnecessary chemotherapy treatments can make one quite ill. Missing a cancer that exists can be deadly to the patient. Medication errors such as over-prescribing dangerous anti-depressants can lead to suicide. Our firm fights for the rights of those who have been harmed by the misdiagnosis of incompetent or unethical medical personnel.