Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
Negligent Doctors Who Misdiagnose Your Illness Can Be Held Accountable In the Court
A doctor misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose an illness can severely impact a patient’s well-being with permanent side effects, declining health, or even death. Charlie Hepworth and our team of medical malpractice lawyers at Hepworth Holzer in Boise, ID, understand the impacts of these errors. We will carefully evaluate each case to pursue the full damages to which our clients are entitled. We have curated a reliable and knowledgeable network of medical professionals we can turn to for expert testimony in a misdiagnosis lawsuit, which is invaluable in proving another doctor’s negligence. If you or your loved one has suffered as a result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of an illness, contact us online or call (208) 343-7510 to schedule a case review.
Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are both considered negligence, and injured parties deserve just restitution.
What Constitutes Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
Doctors are expected to provide each patient with a certain standard of care and patients have a right to expect that standard of care from all their doctors. Unfortunately, some doctors fail in providing that level of care, which can lead to disastrous results for their patients. When a doctor misdiagnoses or fails to properly diagnose an illness, it can lead to serious, permanently debilitating, and even fatal consequences, including birth injuries and progression of a terminal illness.
To establish liability, our attorneys call on our network of medical professionals who can supply testimony.
Errors in diagnosis may take many forms. Some doctors fail to order a full spectrum of diagnostic tests to rule out any other possibilities or prescribe the wrong medication. Other doctors may ignore, downplay, or altogether miss one or more of a patient’s symptoms. Others may neglect to properly monitor a patient’s condition and watch closely for changes in symptoms.
Pursuing Damages in a Misdiagnosis Lawsuit
Misdiagnosis lawsuits are complex and require legal counsel. Victims of misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose must prove that the doctor failed to provide the same standard of care that any other doctor would have in that situation. To establish liability, our attorneys call on the network of medical professionals with whom we have built relationships who can offer persuasive testimony.
At Hepworth Holzer, we are ready and willing to bring cases with merit to trial in order to secure the damages to which you are entitled. Damages in these cases may include compensation for:
- Medical expenses for obtaining a proper diagnosis and any additional treatments or procedures needed
- Loss of income due to time missed from work or an inability to return to work
- Emotional trauma and physical pain
In the event that a doctor’s negligence results in a patient’s death, his or her immediate family may also pursue damages for loss of consortium as well as funerary expenses.
Count on Hepworth Holzer, LLP, Idaho’s Best Medical Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Our attorneys are diligent and aggressive in their pursuit of compensation for our clients. We provide victims and families with strong representation to hold negligent doctors accountable for their errors, as well as the pain and suffering they have caused. If you or a loved one was the victim of misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, contact Hepworth Holzer online today or call (208) 343-7510 to schedule a consultation.