Unfortunately, many catastrophic injuries and fatalities are a result of misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose serious conditions.
Experiencing a Doctor's Failure to Diagnose or a Misdiagnosis
Detecting a patient's illness in a timely manner is crucial. Late or inaccurate detection can lead to unnecessary suffering or even death. According to a study by Johns Hopkins, medical error could be the third leading cause of death in the US. It is always painful when a loved one dies, but it can be particularly painful, traumatizing, and difficult to comprehend when a loved one dies of a preventable illness.
A failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis can occur when a medical professional fails to accurately diagnose a patient in a timely manner, resulting in permanent injury or death. When medical professionals are held accountable, it can prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future.
Do I have a Virginia, Maryland, or DC Medical Malpractice Claim?
If you or someone you know has been misdiagnosed, resulting in a serious or permanent injury, it is important to act quickly because the statute of limitations is limited. It is crucial to schedule a free consultation to speak with the attorneys at Perry Charnoff PLLC as soon as possible so we can review the details of your situation and help you determine the best course of action.
Our attorneys have a long history of successes with medical malpractice claims including:
- $4.2 million awarded to a woman who suffered permanent brain injuries when cotton was left in her skull during surgery
- $3.65 million awarded to a man who was given improper medication resulting in severe brain injury
- $2.5 million awarded to a young woman whose stroke was misdiagnosed as a migraine
- $2 million awarded to a woman whose leg was amputated after a failure to recognize a blood clot
- $1.55 million awarded to a lifelong federal worker whose ureter was sutured closed during her hysterectomy
- $1.3 million awarded to a breast cancer survivor whose surgeon operated on the wrong breast
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Medical malpractice is a highly complex field of law. It requires not only a thorough understanding of medicine and science, but also knowledge of the many state laws and rules that apply to this type of case. Pursuing Virginia, Maryland, or DC medical malpractice claims requires knowledge and skill on the part of your attorney as well as access to a network of medical experts who can comprehensively discuss best practices in medicine, details about a specific treatment, the nuances of a patient’s condition, and more.
Our Virginia, Maryland, and DC medical malpractice attorneys have a long history of success in this multifaceted field of the law. We have the skills, knowledge, and resources available to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Furthermore, our experience handling these difficult cases has equipped us to litigate a wide range of personal injury claims. So if you or someone you know has been injured or lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s carelessness, contact the attorneys at Perry Charnoff today.
Allan, M., & Pierce, O. (2016, May 3). Medical errors are no. 3 cause of U.S. deaths, researchers say. NPR. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors