With commitment to treatments, competent medical professionals and a bit of luck, the right diagnosis will hopefully lead to a path of healing or, at the very least, a manageable situation for you and your loved ones. The way to a healthier life begins at the diagnosis of your condition. So, it is vital that you doctor is accurate in their evaluation and assessment. If they are not, your condition could worsen and your medical bills and suffering would be for naught.
While it may seem to some like a simple mistake, a misdiagnosis could result in heavy financial losses and unnecessary pain. For this reason and more, a misdiagnosis may be considered medical malpractice. Common misdiagnosed conditions and diseases include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Celiac disease
The list could go on; it is not uncommon for one disease to carry traits of another and confirming the existence of some conditions may take extra measures.
Can I file a lawsuit for my misdiagnosis?
Like any case of malpractice, you can pursue compensation for your losses. Your attorney may attempt to negotiate with the doctor’s insurance company on your behalf or, should you be denied your malpractice claim, they may represent you in a trial. Note that, for a successful lawsuit verdict in Indiana, you will need to prove that the doctor was negligent in their duties and that the negligence directly led to you misdiagnoses and subsequent losses.