Is misdiagnosis automatically considered medical malpractice?
Many people may be misdiagnosed by their doctor, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that the doctor can be sued as a result. As long as a physician took the proper steps throughout the diagnosis process and reached a reasonable conclusion with the information provided to them, they may be protected from a malpractice lawsuit. This is because medical malpractice lawsuits can only be filed when a doctor has failed to uphold the medical profession’s standards of care. Reasonable errors, as harmful as they may be, may be protected from a medical malpractice claim.
If you’ve been injured because of a doctor’s mistakes, you may want to consult with a legal advisor regarding your eligibility in filing for medical malpractice compensation. To learn more about how we may be able to help you with your case, contact a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.