Las Vegas Misdiagnosis Attorney Adam Breeden Explains December 2, 2019

The Costs of a Misdiagnosis

When a healthcare provider misdiagnoses a medical condition, serious consequences can result. The patient’s current medical condition could get worse, or a whole new set of complications could arise. Moreover, as a result of the misdiagnosis, an injured patient may not be able to work anymore or function at the same level as before the misdiagnosis.

Medical misdiagnoses could happen because of negligence on the part of a treating healthcare provider, including doctors and hospitals. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness because of a healthcare provider’s medical misdiagnosis, you might be eligible to recover compensation.

The knowledgeable Las Vegas medical negligence attorneys at Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law could assist you with filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit and could help you to pursue the compensation you need. Give us a call today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online to learn more about how we could help you handle every aspect of your medical negligence case.

Demonstrating Liability for a Medical Misdiagnosis

The burden is on an injured accident victim to demonstrate that a medical misdiagnosis occurred and that as a result, he or she suffered an additional injury, illness, or complication. Specifically, the accident victim must be able to demonstrate all of the following elements:

  • That the healthcare provider or facility had a legal duty to provide care to the patient according to acceptable medical standards
  • That the healthcare provider or facility violated that duty of care to provide medical care to the patient in accordance with acceptable medical standards
  • That as a direct result of the healthcare provider or medical facility’s violation of the standard of care, the patient suffered an injury, illness, or some other medical complication

An experienced Las Vegas medical negligence attorney could help you meet these legal elements and retain an experienced medical expert to help you prove medical misdiagnosis.

Compensable Damages for a Medical Misdiagnosis

If a medical provider or medical facility misdiagnosed your medical condition, and the misdiagnosis caused an unnecessary injury or illness, you might be able to pursue damages arising out of that negligence. For example, you could seek compensation for all of the following costs:

  • Costs of all related past and future medical bills
  • Lost earning costs – including past earnings and loss of potential future earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity or the ability to work
  • Pain and suffering costs
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of use of a body part
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish

An experienced Las Vegas medical negligence attorney can work to prove that you are entitled to damages, depending upon the nature and extent of your injuries that directly resulted from the medical misdiagnosis.

Speak with a Las Vegas Medical Negligence Lawyer Today

If a negligent healthcare provider or medical facility misdiagnosed your medical condition and you suffered an illness or injury as a result, let the experienced legal team at Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law assist you throughout your medical malpractice case. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Las Vegas medical negligence lawyer, please call us at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online today for more information.

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