Sometimes a doctor misses a diagnosis, or diagnoses a patient incorrectly. When this happens, illness can continue, getting worse and sometimes creating irreversible, and even fatal, effects. Medical malpractice is the term used for misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose. These errors in the doctor’s judgment are costly and can lead to severe complications in the life of a patient. If you think you have been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, contact Rhonda Crabtree in Ashland City, TN.

Proving Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis claims can be difficult to prove. Such cases require the skill of a top-notch personal injury attorney who can gather all the necessary evidence and medical records to validate your case in court. You may also need the testimony of medical experts or witnesses in order to establish liability and qualify for compensation in a case of medical misdiagnosis. In order to win a case like this, the victim or his or her family must be able to prove that the medical professional acted negligently.

Some Scenarios:

Failure to Diagnose Cancer—Failing to properly and, in a timely fashion, diagnose cancer can lead to the death of the patient – often it is a correct diagnosis that can save his or her life. At Rhonda Crabtree’s Ashland City law firm, she is committed to helping clients understand their rights when they have received a cancer misdiagnosis. This includes a number of elements: the diagnosis of the wrong type of cancer, the diagnosis of cancer when the illness is not cancer, and the failure to diagnose cancer when cancer is present.

Misdiagnosis of a Stroke or Heart Attack- A stroke or heart attack require immediate attention from medical staff to ensure that the situation is properly dealt with. The wrong diagnosis in a situation where a patient is suffering from a stroke or heart attack can lead to debilitating side effects – paralysis or damaged heart tissue, for example – or even the patient’s wrongful death.

By seeking a claim of medical misdiagnosis with the help of experienced and qualified legal counsel in the state of Tennessee, you can be sure that you will get the financial assistance you deserve. Rhonda Crabtree will do everything in the power of the law to make sure you receive the compensation you need to make things right.

Call her at her Davidson county office today at (615) 792-2885.