Failure to Diagnose, Misdiagnosis, and Medical Negligence in WV
Medical negligence can be a complicated issue. Sometimes medical mistakes happen that are unavoidable. However, if you have been provided with medical treatment that did not meet the standard of treatment and care that is generally expected within the health care field and have been injured as a result, you may have a claim for medical negligence if you have suffered damages. If you believe that your medical provider is guilty of misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition or disease in West Virginia, contact Attorney David A. Sims for a consultation.
Medical negligence can include being misdiagnosed with a disease that you do not have or being left undiagnosed with a disease that you actually do have. If you are misdiagnosed, you may be treated with unnecessary medications or have unnecessary procedures along with the accompanying side effects.If diagnosed early enough, many diseases and disorders are completely curable and manageable. If left undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, the disease that you may actually have could be left to progress to the point of being untreatable, disabling, or fatal.
Your doctor has been trained and is responsible to order all necessary testing and procedures to rule out and make accurate diagnoses. If he fails to do this, he is guilty of negligent medical malpractice.
Cancer, AIDS, Heart Disease, Infections, Vitamin Deficiencies, and Stroke
Some commonly misdiagnosed/undiagnosed conditions that can lead to serious complications if left untreated, but could be successfully treated or completely cured if discovered early include:
- Celiac Disease
- Heart Attack/ Cardiac Arrest
- Heart Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lyme Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Pulmonary Emboli
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Thyroid Disease
- Vitamin Deficiencies
If you believe that you may have experienced medical negligence, contact Attorney David A. Sims. Our law office will work to get you the full, fair compensation for your claim that the law allows. Call for a free initial consultation: (304) 428-5291.