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Medical Misdiagnosis

Hold medical professionals who make mistakes accountable for their actions

We trust medical professionals to diagnose diseases early. That way, you or a loved one can receive the medical care needed to treat the medical issue and get well soon. But when doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals make mistakes and fail to diagnose a disease or another medical problem, the exact opposite can happen. Instead of getting better, your health can get worse. You may have even lost a loved one due to a misdiagnosis.

Medical misdiagnosis cases can be complicated. Doctors who fail to diagnose medical problems often will not admit to making mistakes. Instead, they will likely claim they followed standard medical procedures and did everything they could to diagnose and treat the injury or illness.

That's why you need someone on your side who understands complex medical problems and knows how to get results. In Georgia, injury victims and their families rely on Johnson Greer Law Group to get the justice they deserve. Our Georgia misdiagnosis attorneys have years of experience dealing with medical malpractice cases involving doctors who didn’t go far enough to get the diagnosis right. That's why we have such a strong track record of success.

What are common misdiagnoses?

Doctors can miss important indications that something is seriously wrong with a patient. Mistakes can involve all different types of misdiagnosis. But some of the most common cases George deals with often involve the following situations:

Whatever type of misdiagnosis injury or illness you or your family are facing, you don't have to deal with all the legal issues associated with your case on your own. Schedule a consultation today with one of our attorneys.

Can you sue a hospital or doctor for misdiagnosis?

Under the right circumstances, yes. In Georgia, patients have the right to sue doctors or hospitals for misdiagnosis if they believe that the healthcare provider's failure to accurately diagnose their condition was a result of negligence. Patients must demonstrate that the misdiagnosis caused them harm (damages) and constituted negligence or a breach of the standard of care expected from healthcare professionals.

The amount you can sue for a misdiagnosis varies according to factors such as the severity of the harm caused by the misdiagnosis, the costs of medical treatment and ongoing care, lost wages or earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other related damages. There is no set limit on economic damages for medical malpractice cases in Georgia. However, the state restricts compensation for emotional pain. Payouts can range from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

Although there are exceptions, the Georgia statute of limitations (the deadline for taking legal action) for medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis cases, is typically two years.

"How can a misdiagnosis attorney from your firm help me with my case?"

Building a medical misdiagnosis case against a hospital, personal physician or another medical professional takes a tremendous amount of work. Gathering evidence can be challenging. Some health care providers might be reluctant to share their medical records. They might even try to alter the records or destroy them to conceal mistakes.

Because of these potential obstacles and complexities, you need to contact our law firm right away if you suspect medical negligence. We can demand relevant records and even go to court if necessary to obtain them. We also regularly consult with medical experts who can add support for your claim or misdiagnosis lawsuit.

The consequences of a misdiagnosis can be serious. So can the financial impact. Your family might have significant medical bills due to untreated medical conditions. And if you or a loved one cannot work for weeks or months or ever again, the loss of income can be devastating.

Take your case seriously right from the start. Call today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We handle cases in the greater Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.

Cancer misdiagnosis

A failure to diagnose cancer can be a fatal mistake. Some of the most common types of cancer medical professionals misdiagnose often involve the breast, colon, lungs and pancreas. Colorectal cancer can be especially aggressive. That's why adults are encouraged to receive a colonoscopy once they reach the age of 50. But inexperienced medical technicians, physicians and lab technicians sometimes miss the warning signs during a colonoscopy and fail to aggressively treat cancer in a timely manner. Whatever type of cancer your family is dealing with, we want to help you hold the hospital or health care provider accountable.

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Heart disease misdiagnosis

Heart disease (clogged arteries, coronary artery disease, etc.) can be fatal if it is not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. If you or a loved one experienced severe chest pain, trouble breathing and numbness in certain parts of the body, your doctor should order a thorough examination to determine if you or a family member has a serious heart condition. Otherwise, you or a loved one could have a heart attack, stroke or even permanent heart failure resulting in death. If you suspect a doctor missed the warning signs and didn't do enough, contact our law firm immediately. We can help you hold them accountable and fight for the compensation you need.

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Alzheimer's misdiagnosis

Some physicians falsely diagnose patients with Alzheimer's or dementia. As a result, you or a loved one might be prescribed powerful medications to treat an illness that doesn't exist.  Other times, the exact opposite is true - physicians fail to diagnose dementia. We also often hear from patients or their families about physicians who accurately diagnosed Alzheimer's disease but chose not to tell the patient.

People have a right to know if they have Alzheimer's. And when doctors fail to disclose critical health information or make a diagnostic mistake, they must be held accountable. If this happened to you, we want to hear from you and learn more so we can help you with your legal options. We can guide your family through this crisis.

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Fibromyalgia misdiagnosis

Constant muscle pain and tenderness throughout the body could be sign that you or a loved one has fibromyalgia. But doctors may downplay this serious medical condition, which can affect your ability to sleep, move normally and even your mood. Often, physicians misdiagnose fibromyalgia as arthritis. As a result, you or a family member might not receive the proper treatment or advice and your medical condition can get worse. No one deserves to live in constant pain. You've suffered enough. We're here to help. Contact Johnson Greer Law Group today.

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