What Might Have Led to Your Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis of a medical issue is far too common, resulting in serious health ramifications for some Tennessee medical patients. Many wonder how misdiagnosis happens when professional medical practitioners undergo such extensive training. Although negligent or reckless behaviors often contribute to the most obvious and harmful malpractice instances, other times a misdiagnosis may result from lack of communication between doctor and patient. The attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, know that there are many behaviors that you, as a patient, can look out for to avoid a misdiagnosis.
Possible Causes of Misdiagnosis
A medical practitioner might make a mistake and this could lead to misdiagnosis. However, many problems occur by not properly communicating with patients. For instance, misdiagnosis might indirectly be caused by a practitioner:
- Not letting you ask questions
- Discouraging you from getting another opinion
- Not talking about family history
- Diagnosing too early / disregarding symptoms
If you have experienced any of the above behaviors from your practitioner, you may consider seeking alternative medical care. Additionally, speak with an experienced Tennessee attorney who can help you understand your legal rights if you have suffered after being misdiagnosed.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tennessee
If you have suffered from a medical misdiagnosis, you might actually be due financial compensation for your suffering and the costs you’ve incurred. Fortunately, the medical malpractice attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, in Tennessee have the skills and experience necessary to evaluate your claim and help you take the next steps. Contact our offices in Tennessee today to discuss your legal issue and learn about how we can help.