Effective and sound medical practice requires physicians to treat the patient as a whole and not merely his or her identifiable symptoms. Yet far too often serious medical conditions are left undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. For example, suppose you go to the doctor complaining of lower back pain. The doctor diagnoses you with a lower back strain and sends you home with some pain medication and instructions to rest.
However, during the examination the doctor ignored a large lump near your spine. It later turns out this growth is a malignant tumor. In cases such as this example, the patient may have a claim of medical malpractice. This requires you to show that the practitioner breached a duty of care by failing to diagnose and treat an otherwise obvious and treatable health problem.
The team of medical malpractice lawyers at Bobby Jones Law have years of experience representing victims of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed medical conditions. If you or someone you know has suffered harm as a result of a diagnostic error, contact us today to discuss your rights and options.
Medical Conditions that are Commonly Misdiagnosed
Doctors are professionals that undergo extensive education and training. However, misdiagnosed and undiagnosed medical conditions are far too common. According to estimates, approximately 1 in every 20 patients each year are misdiagnosed.
A misdiagnosis can occur for many reasons, such as misidentifying symptoms or ordering the wrong test. Left untreated, these medical conditions can result in serious illness or even death. Bobby Jones is an experienced Greenville, SC medical malpractice lawyer that has many years of experience representing plaintiffs in cases against physicians that failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed a medical condition.
Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions include:
- Strokes or aneurisms
- Heart disease or heart attack
- Internal bleeding
- Tetanus, strep, and other serious infections
- Cancer, such as lung cancer, melanoma, and breast cancer
The above list is by no means exhaustive. As an experienced Greenville, SC medical malpractice lawyer, Bobby Jones has represented clients with a broad range of misdiagnosed medical conditions. We have a proven-track record of helping our clients to recover the compensation that they deserve for their injuries. Whether through settlement negotiations with a medical malpractice insurance company or by pursuing your claim all the way to trial.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Greenville, SC Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or someone that you know has suffered an injury due to a provider’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a medical condition, contact us today for a FREE consultation. Bobby Jones is a reputable and highly experienced Greenville, SC medical malpractice lawyer and nationally recognized trial lawyer. Bobby Jones has recovered over $35 million dollars in compensation for his clients.
Bobby Jones Law serves clients throughout the state of South Carolina with offices conveniently located in Greenville.