Nobody likes to receive a diagnosis of cancer, autoimmune disease, or other serious illness. But when you're not feeling well, when you know in your bones that something is wrong, you just want to get help. At those times, the only thing worse than receiving an unwanted diagnosis is not receiving the diagnosis in time to get help for it. Failure to diagnose an illness in a timely fashion is a type of medical malpractice.
You may have gone to an emergency room in pain, only to be examined briefly and released. Perhaps you've seen many doctors and no one could find anything wrong. Even though you looked for answers, it took longer than it should have to find one.
Misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose, can lead to getting the wrong treatment, or no treatment at all. For many types of cancers and other ailments, an early, accurate diagnosis makes a critical difference for your prognosis, even your survival. If doctors get things wrong, they risk your well-being.
You may be tormented by thoughts of "what if:" "What if I'd insisted the doctor take a closer look?" "What if I'd asked for a second opinion?" It's not your fault. When you go to your doctor, you have a right to expect to be taken seriously. Your doctor should correctly identify your condition and the best course of treatment.
Some of the many illnesses doctors and hospitals misdiagnose include:
You've already suffered the one-two punch of being ill, and having that illness get worse because of misdiagnosis. You shouldn't have to bear the burden of your situation alone.
Muth Law has been helping Michigan patients and their families for over 35 years. We have dealt with many cases of failure to diagnose. Our mission is to come alongside your family in your time of need and take some of the burden off of your shoulders. You may not know whether you have a legal case against your doctor or hospital, and that's okay: we'll listen to your experiences, help you evaluate your situation, and work with you to decide what to do next.
Recovering from illness is expensive. It's even more so when the illness wasn't diagnosed properly and has progressed. We want to help pursue financial recovery for you, so you and your family can focus on physical and emotional recovery. For us, a successful case doesn't just mean winning a trial or securing a good settlement: it means giving you peace of mind.
Muth Law works with clients in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and throughout Michigan. Please contact us to schedule a free, confidential consultation regarding your ICU injury matter by phone at 734-481-8800 or via e-mail. We look forward to serving your family.