Central Florida Medical Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis Attorney
Many medical malpractice lawsuits can traced back to a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis. We trust our doctors to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely and efficient manner. We trust them to make correct diagnoses. When this doesn't happen, everything gets moving in the wrong direction.
Patients who face a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis might even be subject to unnecessary medical procedures and be exposed to medication that not only fails to treat the original condition, but could present harmful side effects. Unfortunately, diagnosing errors jeopardize lives every day - and they are common in Florida and throughout the United States.
An Orlando-area lawyer who will fight for your rights
If you or somebody you care about suffered serious injuries resulting from a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose, contact the Law Offices of Richard B. Troutman, P.A., today. Our experienced legal team is prepared to help you. A Central Florida medical misdiagnosis attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation and closure you deserve. Call 866-434-5770. Act promptly. A delay may affect your rights. Because of Florida's Statute of Limitations for medical malpractice, injury victims must file a claim within two years from the date a medical condition should have been discovered.
Diagnosing errors cause injuries every day in Florida
Doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals have a moral and legal responsibility to uphold a high standard of care. Proving that a doctor acted negligently in such cases requires showing the following elements:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed;
- The doctor failed to provide treatment in a reasonably skilful and competent manner;
- The negligence of the doctor caused the patient to suffer injury.
Diagnosing errors might be more common than you think. Recent studies indicate that one in 20 adults - an estimated 12 million Americans - who seek care in emergency rooms or community health clinics face diagnosing errors. Of these diagnosing mistakes, researchers estimate up to 6 million diagnosing errors may cause harmful side effects.
When patients are dealing with life-threatening conditions ranging from heart failure and lung cancer to pneumonia, a diagnosing error can have catastrophic effects. But the doctors and hospitals who commit errors might deny being negligent. Their insurance companies and teams of lawyers will work aggressively to deny a claim or to keep compensation to a minimum. When you've been hurt or a loved one was injured or died as a result of a doctor's error, you will need to take aggressive action. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you pursue compensation.
How an attorney can help you get back on track
For a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Richard Troutman in Winter Park today at 866-434-5770 or complete the online contact form. We are committed to help those injured and families who lost loved ones obtain the justice they deserve. If you are represented by a medical malpractice lawyer in Orlando, you won't have to worry about paying anything up front. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay fees if your attorney makes a recovery.