Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
Georgia law does not hold physicians accountable for every misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose error. In order to have sufficient grounds for a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose lawsuit, your legal team must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
- A doctor–patient relationship existed
- The doctor was negligent in making or delaying a diagnosis
- The said negligence caused actual injury to you, the patient
Most misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose malpractice claims hinge primarily on the last two factors. Doctors are human and make errors of judgment all the time. Moreover, many health conditions can display symptoms that mimic many other conditions. This is why misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose claims need the experienced guidance of Stockbridge personal injury lawyer Darrell T. Farr.
What must be proven to the satisfaction of the court is that your physician delayed making a correct diagnosis beyond the time a similarly-trained and experienced doctor would have made a diagnosis. Or that your physician made an incorrect diagnosis that a similarly-trained and experienced doctor would not have made in the same circumstances.
Georgia Medical Misdiagnosis Malpractice Lawsuits
As you may imagine, gathering sufficient proof that an actual negligent act of malpractice occurred can be a prickly and time-consuming process. Henry County attorney Darrell T. Farr will comb medical and treatment records, conduct personal interviews with relevant staff, and leave no stone unturned to ascertain the facts in your case.
If you or someone you love suffered harm as a direct result of a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose the correct medical issue, you may be entitled to compensation. Any financial resources you may recover can go a long way toward paying medical expenses and lost wages. Personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr can provide the seasoned help you need in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call his Stockbridge, GA, office today at (404) 964-6056 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.