Misdiagnosis Injuries in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The misdiagnosis of an illness or injury is one of the most dangerous forms of medical malpractice because it will affect all treatment following that point. When a medical condition is improperly diagnosed, a patient with a life-threatening condition may be discharged. A patient may be given a medication that will have debilitating side effects, subjected to painful and unnecessary tests or advised to undergo surgery that isn't needed.
In the case of a cancer misdiagnosis, a patient may be left with a bleak outlook when early treatment would have added years to his or her life. Heart attack or traumatic brain injury misdiagnosis may lead to a patient's death. The failure to diagnose a medical condition in mother or baby during pregnancy or childbirth may cause a baby to suffer from serious birth injuries.
These are all examples of how misdiagnosis may affect virtually any part of the medical treatment a patient receives, leading to serious injury or wrongful death. If you or someone you love has experienced the negative consequences of a doctor's incorrect diagnosis, an Oklahoma City medical malpractice lawyer at our law firm can help. We represent clients in misdiagnosis claims and lawsuits and offer a free initial case review to determine how we can best assist you.
Have you suffered from misdiagnosis in Oklahoma City, OK?
There are literally thousands of different medical conditions and injuries that a person may be suffering from. When he or she seeks medical treatment or even undergoes routine medical checkups, it is the responsibility of the treating physician to recognize symptoms and assign them to the appropriate medical condition.
From there, the doctor can then prescribe the correct course of treatment to help a patient experience relief and heal. Falsely attributing the symptoms of one medical condition to another, failing to order additional tests, misreading tests and failing to fully recognize all of the symptoms a patient is experiencing are all circumstances that may lead to the misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition.
Contact an Oklahoma City misdiagnosis injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote to learn how you can seek fair compensation for your suffering.