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You go to a doctor when something’s wrong and trust them to help. But a careless doctor can make things worse. Call KNR at (513) 222-6767 if you suspect a doctor in Cincinnati made things worse by misdiagnosing your condition. We’re here to hold negligent doctors responsible for harming others through medical malpractice.
Can I Sue My Doctor for Misdiagnosing Me?
Doctors have a tough job when it comes to diagnosing injuries and diseases. Because of these factors, doctors may not diagnose your injury or disease correctly at first. That doesn’t mean they were negligent. However, there are times when the doctor has or could get all the information to diagnose properly and still fails to do so.
When is a Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice?
An incorrect or delayed diagnosis is medical malpractice if your doctor acted unreasonably and it caused you harm.
The doctor might have done one or more of the following:
Ignored your complaints
Not run appropriate tests, like blood work
Ordered tests and didn’t look at the results for weeks
Misread test results
Failed to make a connection between your symptoms and test results
Diagnosed you with a condition that didn’t fit your symptoms
Your doctor’s actions had to have hurt you for you to have a legal claim. We often see misdiagnoses that led to inappropriate treatments and medical bills. We’ve also seen clients whose misdiagnosis allowed a serious medical condition to worsen for weeks or months.
It’s tough to distinguish between a reasonable incorrect diagnosis and negligence. If you suspect your doctor did something wrong, call a Cincinnati misdiagnosis lawyer. We’ll work with a medical expert to understand:
The standard of care that applied to your situation
How your doctor’s actions did not follow that standard of care
The Medical Malpractice Process
You only have one year to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Because of the quick deadline, it’s important to call a Cincinnati misdiagnosis lawyer as soon as you suspect medical negligence. We’ll investigate and consult a medical expert immediately.
To file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must have an affidavit from an expert who has reviewed your records and determined you have a reasonable claim. You also must show how your doctor’s actions deviated from the standard of care and how they harmed you.
We’re here to gather this evidence and build you a strong case.
When a doctor’s carelessness harmed you, talk with a misdiagnosis lawyer in Cincinnati about compensatory damages. This is the legal term for the compensation that pays for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries.
Your medical malpractice compensation may include:
Compensatory damages are divided between economic and non-economic damages. Your non-economic damages are for your non-monetary injuries, like pain and suffering.
Ohio limits how much you can win for non-economic damages. You can recover up to three times the amount of your economic damages or up to $250,000, whichever is more. There’s also a maximum amount of $350,000 per person or if you suffer a catastrophic injury, $500,000 per incident.