Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is a common occurrence that can potentially lead to serious injury or even wrongful death. However, misdiagnosis does not necessarily qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order for a misdiagnosis to be considered medical malpractice, a person or establishment (such as the hospital or healthcare facility) must be found negligent in their diagnosis. If a negligent act has been committed, or an act of duty was neglected, then the doctor and/or institution may be held liable in a court of law.

These are just a few of the many instances which may qualify your misdiagnosis as medical malpractice. In all instances, measurable loss, damage or injury must be present in order to qualify a misdiagnosis as medical malpractice; a harmless negligent misdiagnosis is unlikely to be credited in a court of law.

How can you determine if a personal injury or wrongful death was the result of malpractice? The determinants are highly varied and require an astute and experienced assessment; that is why it is recommended that you contact a qualified medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Before you are able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, the party or parties at fault must be identified. Then there is a burden of proof to fulfill. These steps must occur within a rigid statute of limitations, or you will find yourself unable to pursue any legal action against the negligent parties.

The Law Offices of Gross & Telisman and its team of lawyers have been handling and winning medical malpractice lawsuits for more than 30 years. We work with medical specialists to help determine factors and blame, and strive to achieve the highest possible settlement for each of our clients. If you would like to participate in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation about your prospective misdiagnosis case, please Contact Us at your earliest convenience. Our team of competent and compassionate medical malpractice attorneys will work hard to ensure that justice is served on your behalf.