When most people think of medical malpractice, they think of surgical errors and other errors that result in immediate and visible injuries. However, malpractice takes many forms, and oftentimes, the consequences of such negligence are not felt until months or even years later. This is often the case with medical misdiagnosis.
Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis often result in serious and even fatal complications. For many people, such oversight means that they do not receive the immediate medical attention they need to stop cancer, prevent heart attack, or clear a blocked artery. It means that they are wrongly denied the medical attention they need and deserve to live a full and healthy life, simply because they chose to trust their medical providers.
If you or a loved one has suffered unnecessary complications or death because of a misdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis, contact the lawyers at Palmer | Lopez, right away. Our team will utilize the breadth of our resources to fight for full and fair amount of compensation on your behalf.
Injuries and Complications That Arise Because of Misdiagnosis
The failure to diagnose a medical condition and misdiagnosis can have devastating long-term consequences for both the patient and his or her family member. Sadly, it is not uncommon for misdiagnosis to result in wrongful death. Many misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose claims are formed on the basis of the following injuries:
- Heart attack;
- Advanced stages of cancer;
- Infections such as meningitis;
- Fetal distress;
- Food poisoning;
- Intestinal blockage; and
- MRSA infections/flesh eating bacteria.
Military Doctors and Healthcare Facilities Should Be Held Accountable
Military doctors and healthcare providers may not be governed by the same standards that govern civilian healthcare providers, but that does not mean that they can and should not be held accountable. The men and women who fight for our country and those whom they love deserve the best possible medical care, and peace of mind that comes with knowing that they have access to the best possible medical care. When gross negligence such as misdiagnosis occurs, the injured parties deserve to be compensated for both their injuries and breach of trust.
At Palmer | Lopez, our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers are prepared to help victims and their families navigate the complex waters that is the government claims process. Our team is familiar with both the Federal Torts Claims Act and Military Claims Act, and we understand better than most the restrictions that are in place that prevent victims from recovering. We also understand how to work around those restrictions and fight for the compensation that injured parties rightfully deserve.
If you or a loved one was injured or died because a military doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional failed to adhere to an established standard of care when making his or her diagnosis, contact Palmer | Lopez in Tampa today. We have the resources and skills necessary to pursue a claim against the U.S. government and build a strong case in your favor. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free and private consultation.