The vast majority of medical misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose lawsuits are not filed, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. These potential medical malpractice lawsuits are not brought to the attention of a medical malpractice lawyer, because a vast majority of medical misdiagnosis errors go unreported.
About 500 million primary care visits result in an estimated 500,000 misdiagnosis opportunities, according to study conducted at the Veterans Administration hospital system in Texas. Half of the doctors surveyed said they encountered at least once instance of a medical misdiagnosis per month. However, many of the doctors said they were unlikely to report a medical misdiagnosis.
If a doctor does not report a medical misdiagnosis, affected patients may not be aware that they could have a potential medical misdiagnosis lawsuit. They also may not be aware that a potentially life-threatening health problem is going untreated. For some, a delayed diagnosis could come too late.
A medical misdiagnosis lawsuit can help compensate victims and their families for the injuries that may otherwise have been prevented. While the process may seem time consuming, the medical malpractice team at Anapol Schwartz pursues every detail of each client’s case in order to maximize recovery. Clients and their families can rest assured that they’ll be informed every step of the way, so they can focus on getting well.
Medical malpractice settlements can provide compensation for:
- Long-term care
- Current and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Burial expenses
- Long-term disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The only way to know if you or a loved one is a victim of a medical misdiagnosis is to consult a medical malpractice lawyer. Each state limits the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit, so calling immediately can preserve a victim’s legal rights and take the first step toward seeking compensation.
Stephen J. Pokiniewsi, Jr., a member of Anapol Weiss, is known for his exceptional attention to detail as well as his preparation for all aspects of his cases. He focuses his practice on medical malpractice, medical negligence, and personal injury matters. But he is a well-rounded attorney, having secured verdicts in motor-vehicle accident cases, highway design cases, and product liability .