Our Michigan medical misdiagnosis lawyers frequently represent patients with conditions that were misdiagnosed by a doctor or hospital. These cases are different than a failure to diagnose a medical condition case because the physician or hospital has arrived at an improper diagnosis, rather than simply failing to make any diagnosis. A misdiagnosis can lead to a delay in necessary treatment and this can result in significant injury or harm to the patient.
Medical conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed by a doctor or hospital include:
- Blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Bacterial Meningitis
- Testicular torsion
- Perforated bowels and colons
Doctors must formulate a differential diagnosis based upon the history, examination, lab studies, and radiology studies performed on the patient and must to consider the most likely conditions, especially those that may be life threatening. A doctor or hospital is only negligent when the signs and symptoms presented by the patient would lead a reasonable doctor to make a proper and timely diagnosis. This standard of care is based upon the training, skill, and specialty of the physician and the jury must determine whether a reasonable physician would have made the proper diagnosis.
In a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the misdiagnosis of a patient, the patient must also prove that a proper and timely diagnosis would have resulted in a better medical outcome. That is, with a proper diagnosis, the patient could have received appropriate treatment and avoided additional injury. Expert medical testimony is required to prove that part of the case.
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Our No Fee Promise for Michigan Misdiagnosis Malpractice Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan malpractice case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Misdiagnosis & Wrong Diagnosis Malpractice Attorney
If you suspect that you or a family member was misdiagnosed by a doctor or hospital, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.