Does Failure to Diagnose Constitute Medical Malpractice in Texas?

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When we have something ailing us, we turn to medical professionals to get a confident diagnosis, and, from there, a strategy for combatting the illness or medical condition in question. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, as medical professionals are known to make errors during the diagnostic stage of treatment. That said, if you or a loved one were harmed because of a diagnostic error, our firm is here to help. For more information on whether or not a failure to diagnose constitutes medical malpractice, please keep reading, then contact an experienced Houston, Texas diagnosis error lawyer today. Here are some questions you may have:

How does a failure to diagnose happen in Texas?

There are various ways in which a physician of any kind can make a diagnosis error. In some rare cases, certain diseases and illnesses are simply difficult to detect. However, when a doctor fails to order proper testing, improperly interprets test results, or otherwise fails to connect the dots in a way that another reasonable and competent physician would have and a patient is harmed as a result, they may have a valid claim against the physician in question. Delayed diagnosis or a failure to diagnose a medical condition altogether can cause the disease to progress, worsen, and even get to a point where the damage is irreversible. If you or a loved one was harmed because of a diagnosis error, our firm is here to help you pursue a medical malpractice claim.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Texas?

In the Lonestar State, victims of medical malpractice have two years, from the date of the negligent act or omission, to bring forward a personal injury claim. Don’t make the mistake of waiting longer than this to sue. If you do, you may permanently lose your right to do so. Speak with us today.

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If you or a loved one suffered from medical malpractice, contact the law firm of Davis & Davis today for a free consultation.