Misdiagnosis in Missouri
Kansas City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Misdiagnosis can cause delayed or improper treatment of your illness. It
can result in significant harm and can cause irreparable damage. Your
doctor has a duty of care to use the tools at their disposal to provide
you with an accurate diagnosis, but they may fail to do so. At Bertram
& Graf, L.L.C. we work to hold healthcare providers responsible for
the decisions that impact their patients’ lives.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses
Improper treatments following misdiagnosis can cause a number of unnecessary
side effects. Your true condition remains untreated and may worsen over
time. Doctors can fail to detect many common conditions or chronic illnesses,
including but not limited to:
- Celiac Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Thyroid Conditions
- Pulmonary Embolisms
- Heart Attacks
- Heart Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Brain Tumors
Misdiagnosing any of the above can delay appropriate treatment, causing
undue suffering and, in some instances, endangering patients’ lives.
Emergency Room Delays in Treatment
For acute conditions, accurate and prompt treatment can be the difference
between life and death. Emergency rooms are often equipped with highly
trained medical professionals who have experience quickly diagnosing serious
ailments and beginning treatment. Delays in treatments for many severe
medical conditions, such as strokes, heart attacks, septic shock, or kidney
infections, can leave lasting effects on the patient and may cause irreversible damage.
Filing a Misdiagnosis Claim
To file a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to prove that a medical
professional’s negligence caused the misdiagnosis and resulted in
personal harm. You have a short time to file your claim, so it is important
to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney quickly.
Medical negligence litigation can be complex, but our
Kansas City Medical Malpractice attorneys at Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. are here to help. With decades
of experience, our lawyers have the skills, professionalism, and knowledge
to guide you through your case. We are honored to provide a voice for
our clients and we seek to put your interests first.
Contact Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. today at (888) 398-2277 to start your case with a free consultation.
Do not hesitate to call Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. for a
case evaluation at (888) 398-2277