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Helping you prove diagnostic errors caused you harm

We go to the doctor to get better, right? So it is a bit shocking when we end up in a worse condition after seeking medical attention. While no one is perfect and even doctors make mistakes because they are human too, it is very detrimental to the health and wellbeing of patients when medical professionals fail to uphold their duty of care. Because of their education and training, a medical professional is expected to meet a certain standard of care when treating patients. Missing a step, making an error or being negligent could seriously impact a patient's life.

What is a hospital-acquired infection?

We all go to the hospital for a wide variety of reasons, but individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere all go to the hospital with the intention to get better. Unfortunately, we cannot always control our health and what illnesses might plague us. However, one does not expect to become ill because they decided to go to the hospital. When a hospital is negligent or medical professionals fail to uphold their duty of care, a patient could develop an infection stemming from their stay at the hospital.

Misdiagnosis of psychosis in Alzheimer's patients

As West Virginians age, our health concerns often increase. This is because we are no longer young and as active as we once were. Because of this, some elderly individuals are diagnosed with a wide array of conditions, causing them to take a multitude of medications. While they are often accurate and necessary, others might be erroneous and harmful to one's health, if patients are misdiagnosed.

Brain scan could reduce ADHD misdiagnosis

When our children or we go to the doctors, medical professionals base a diagnosis on the symptoms we present. Some of the symptoms mimic other health problems, making it challenging to always get the correct diagnosis. While this could be a minor error, causing little to no harm to a patient. A misdiagnosis could result in harms caused by the wrong treatment plan and harms caused by their condition not being treated.

What is a common cause of nurse errors?

When we are ill or injured, we rely on medical professionals to diagnose us and treat us. When entering a hospital or clinic, the first person a patient interacts with when their care begins is usually a nurse. These are highly trusted medical professionals and oftentimes patients spend the most time with nurses before and after seeing the doctor. However, these medical professionals can make mistakes. And, unfortunately, these mistakes can transfer to the care of the patient, resulting in harm or injury.

Helping you navigate a medical malpractice action

When individuals in West Virginia fall ill or become seriously injured, they rely on medical professionals to diagnose and treat them. With years of education and training, it is difficult to not trust a doctor, surgeon or nurse when they are treating you. However, medical professionals are humans; thus, making them subject to human errors. While these errors could be simple, causing not harm or disruption to the care of a patient, others could be extremely harmful and detrimental to the health and wellbeing of a patient.

Patients with hearing loss prone to medical errors

When we go to the doctor, we rely on the advice and medical diagnosis we receive. However, a medical treatment is only beneficial if a patient hears it and understands it. When it comes to senior citizens in West Virginia and elsewhere, being hard of hearing could be detrimental to their patient care. And, if a medical professional fails to take this factor into consideration, this could result in serious and even life threatening medical errors.

Failure to diagnose multiple sclerosis common, survey says

It is frustrating being sick, but having a doctor misdiagnose an illness can make matters worse. But, occasionally, Charlestonians can spend years suffering from an illness before receiving a proper diagnosis. Misdiagnoses can derail a person's health, so it is important to address them, particularly when it comes to a serious illness, such as multiple sclerosis.