What is the difference between failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis and how would that impact my potential Georgia medical malpractice claim?
A failure to diagnose is the result of symptoms being overlooked or minimized by a physician. The outcome could mean that a medical condition worsens or even persists to a point in which other health ailments develop.
While a misdiagnosis can lead to the same effects, one of the differences is that many times a physician will give a patient the wrong treatment. Not only is their true medical condition not being addressed but they could potentially be further harmed by an improper type of treatment, especially if it is a drug.
Not only are you facing the potential of unnecessarily taking medication but it could cause additional injuries or illness. Both types of medical malpractice often lead to expensive medical bills and missed time from work.
Your Georgia medical malpractice claim can help provide compensation for the losses you have suffered as a result of a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis. The compensation will depend on the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.
Consulting with an Atlanta medical malpractice firm is the best way to learn what your rights are and if you have a Georgia medical malpractice claim worth pursuing. They can also determine what caused your injuries and who can be held liable.
Contacting an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Firm
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.