Were You Harmed By a Missed or Delayed Diagnosis in Washington DC?
In order to provide effective medical care, physicians and medical professionals must achieve an accurate diagnosis to understand what is wrong with the patient. Unfortunately, patients will not always have conditions accurately diagnosed the first time around, so they may end up undergoing procedures they do not need or missing the window for early treatment options that may have been more effective than those available for more advanced progressive conditions. If you have been the victim of a medical misdiagnosis, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical care with the representation of the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Law Firm, D.C. Our Washington, D.C. team specializes in medical malpractice cases, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve due to physician negligence and medical misdiagnosis.
Possible Causes for Misdiagnosis
A misdiagnosis can lead to a wide range of possible problems in your care. For example, with a condition like breast cancer, early treatment can be lifesaving. If cancer is not diagnosed in a patient who has had regular screenings, more extreme treatments may become necessary, and they might not be as effective as early treatment procedures, such as lumpectomy and radiation. Below, are some of the reasons an accurate diagnosis may be missed: