Advances in medical education and technology have allowed medical professionals to treat diseases with more efficiency and effectiveness. However, when it comes to successfully treating a medical condition, time is often of the essence. A disease that is caught early enough may be beaten, but this depends on a medical professional's ability to quickly and accurately diagnose the condition at hand, which may include ordering the correct tests and properly reading them. Therefore, despite technological advances, much of healthcare is still left to human actions.
When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, makes a wrong diagnosis, or makes a delayed diagnosis, a victim can be left in a dire situation. He or she may suffer from a worsened condition, leading to a decreased chance of survival, and additional medical expenses and lost wages can rock his or her financials. These victims may feel outraged at their doctor, as they should.
After a failure to diagnose leads to harm, one way to focus that energy is to file medical malpractice lawsuit. A successful claim may result in the recovery of much needed compensation, but the process is often hotly contested. Therefore, those thinking about filing a lawsuit should carefully consider whether legal representation is right for them.
At Davis & Davis Attorneys at Law, our legal professionals aggressively pursue claims against negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals. We utilize the facts at hand, the rules of evidence, and statutory and case law to support our clients' claims in hopes of imposing liability and recovering compensation. We know how to assess the applicable standard of care and discover evidence that may help show that the standard was breached.
There are a lot of moving parts to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Those who believe they have been harmed by negligence at the hands of a medical professional owe it to themselves to turn to a legal advocate who can help protect their legal rights.