Wrong Diagnosis

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Experienced Wrong Diagnosis Attorneys

Did you know that a recent study of Patient Safety Incidents (PSIs) by Healthgrades found that “Failure to Rescue”, meaning failure to diagnose and treat in time, was the most common cause of a patient safety incident? An accurate diagnosis is often considered the foundation of medicine; however, nearly 155 per 1,000 hospitalized patients receive a wrong diagnosis that could not only extend treatment times but could potentially lead to decreased survival rates. Simply put, when a doctor fails to follow the fundamental steps of diagnosis, serious injury and death can arise.

Each time medical care is needed, patients are putting themselves or their loved ones at the mercy of the doctors or hospital staff that are designated to help and have received the training and schooling necessary to make informed medical decisions – even in life or death situations. At Graves McLain, we know that thousands of deaths occur each year as a result of a missed or wrong diagnosis by a medical professional. As knowledgeable attorneys that have experience with serious injury and medical malpractice cases, our clients can rest easy knowing that their rights are being fought for by a qualified team.

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While determining whether or not a doctor lived up to the standard of care will likely require an expert opinion, the goal of a successful wrong diagnosis case is to show that the diagnosing doctor did not include the correct diagnosis on their list while a competent doctor would have; however, it is important to note that in many instances, the doctor learns more information that may supplement their potential diagnoses. Because this can be a potentially challenging situation to be in, many patients choose to work directly with a medical malpractice attorney to learn what is possible for their individual needs or circumstances.

Find Clarity When You Partner with Graves McLain

If you or a loved one has received a wrong diagnosis or misdiagnosis from a doctor that resulted in extensive illness or death, contact the medical malpractice experts at Graves McLain so that we can represent you in your time of need while also ensuring you are recovering the maximum compensation. During your free consultation, we will discuss your potential case and provide the next steps needed to expedite the process. We have helped many Oklahomans and we may be able to help you too.

Graves McLain, Serious Lawyers for Serious Injuries

Some of the ways a wrong diagnosis may occur include:

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    The doctor provides the wrong diagnosis for the patient

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    The doctor misses an illness or disease they should have caught

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    The doctor eventually makes the correct diagnosis but after a significant delay

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    The doctor fails to identify complications or other factors that aggravate the illness

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    The doctor correctly diagnoses one disease but fails to detect a secondary disease

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We Can Help

Call Graves McLain, Serious Lawyers For Serious Injuries. An experienced attorney will review the details of your case and determine the best course of action. Contact us today toll-free at 918-359-6600email us directly, or request a free consultation online.

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