An incorrect medical diagnosis happens when a medical professional fails to correctly diagnose a condition, illness, or disease within a reasonable time or number of presentations. A misdiagnosis can be devastating, though not all medical misdiagnosis cases can be classified as negligent.
That said, even the best medical professionals are prone to making errors in diagnosis. General practitioners might brush off a breast lump as ‘nothing to worry about rather than refer the patient for further examination.
A medical specialist might not connect the signs in a patient presenting with a serious condition even though they have been trained to do exactly that.
A tired or overworked emergency medicine physician might error on the side of optimism rather than admit a patient with a deteriorating spinal condition.
A successful medical misdiagnosis claim requires proof of:
- The error being something a reasonable medical professional in the same position would not have made;
- The harm or injury with which you have been left is a result of the misdiagnosis.
If you or a loved one has gotten a misdiagnosis that has negatively impacted your well-being and work-life balance, our Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyers will help you exercise your legal rights and choices to obtain the best possible conclusion.
You are entitled to secure the services of a legal team whose experience in emergency service worker and first responder injury claims gives them the confidence to take on your case charging no upfront fees and only get paid on success.
Call or email our Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyers to get expert advice on injury compensation claims for Medical Misdiagnosis. We have offices across Brisbane and service all of Queensland.