When doctors misdiagnose their patients, they create numerous problems that can lead to long-term harm. You need to receive treatment for whatever condition you experience. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis does more harm than good. Here are some of the issues that can arise after a misdiagnosis:
Undergoing Unnecessary Procedures
Surgical errors are some of the biggest problems in medical malpractice. Part of the reason they happen is because of misdiagnosis. A patient may undergo surgery that they don’t need because they were misdiagnosed. The patient may receive unnecessary surgery or wrong-site surgery, which is when the doctor operates on the wrong body part.
Receiving Incorrect Medication
Prescription errors also arise commonly because of misdiagnosis. The doctor may prescribe a medication for a specific condition that the patient doesn’t have. As a result, the patient would not get the prescription they actually need. And if the patient has an adverse or allergic reaction to the wrong medication, it can cause severe problems.
Not Receiving Proper Treatment
Unfortunately, some conditions don’t get better with time. In fact, they can significantly worsen if the patient does not receive proper treatment. A misdiagnosis means the patient might not receive the treatment they need to recover. Their condition can significantly worsen and lead to long-term problems or death.
Doctors need to get it right. If they don’t, it’s the patient who suffers the most significant harm. The doctor can be held liable for the damages they cause. Seeking full compensation requires the help of a skilled lawyer who can navigate the process with confidence.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we aim to safeguard your rights when you need it the most. If a medical professional causes you harm, trust that our Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers will stand on your side and work to help you seek maximum compensation. Let our team be there for you through it all.