Failure to Diagnose Attorney in Tucson
Like other science-related fields, medicine is not perfect, and sometimes medical professionals make mistakes. While the law does not require doctors to be perfect, it recognizes that a medical error can be the difference between life and death for a patient. Accordingly, Arizona law has laws to compensate patients who suffer from negligent mistakes by doctors and other healthcare professionals.
Failure to diagnose is a medical malpractice where a doctor/physician fails to use standard procedures in determining the cause and nature of a patient’s medical issue. Consequently, the doctor fails to properly detect an existing medical condition, including significant ones like cancer. Besides the risk of increased medical complications and unnecessary pain and suffering, a failure to diagnose can be life-threatening.
Arizona law entitles victims to compensation in a medical malpractice claim. However, you need to prove the defendant’s negligence to recover damages. While the damage recovery process can be complicated, a skilled and experienced Tucson failure-to-diagnose attorney can guide you through the legal process while helping you to obtain fair compensation for your damages.
Recovering Damages in Failure to Diagnose Claim
A failure to diagnose, including a misdiagnosis, can leave you with serious medical complications requiring life-long and often costly medical treatment. Accordingly, knowing who is liable for damages and how to recover compensation is critical.
It is critical to know the standard of proof that the law requires for different professionals and who is liable for a specific failure to diagnose.
Proving Liability in Medical Malpractice Claim
Like other personal injury claims involving negligence, you must establish several elements to prove a defendant’s liability in a failure-to-diagnose case. The elements you need to prove include;
- a professional relationship existed between you and the defendant (medical professional); hence, they owed you a duty of care.
- the defendant was negligent while treating you or neglected standard protocols of care.
- the negligence was the direct cause of your injuries; and
- the injuries resulted in damages, including disability, pain and suffering, unexpected medical bills, and loss of income
Besides the individual healthcare professional, a hospital may also be liable for a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. In such instances, hospitals may also be included in the medical malpractice claim lawsuit.
Contact a Tucson Failure to Diagnose Attorney
A doctor’s mistake while treating a patient can be fatal. The law entitles patients injured in a failure to diagnose case to compensation recovering damages is often complicated. However, a skilled failure-to-diagnose attorney can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a doctor’s failure to diagnose in Tucson, AZ, contact Mr. Barry Bellovin of The Bellovin Law Firm, PLLC. He is a skilled and experienced Tucson failure-to-diagnose lawyer and is committed to guiding you through the medical malpractice claim process and help you obtain fair compensation for damages. Contact him today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about his services.