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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Misdiagnosis Attorney in Washington DC

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One of the most common aspects of medical malpractice is diagnosis errors. Whether the doctor incorrectly diagnosed you, diagnosed you too late, or failed to diagnose you at all, your suffering should not go unnoticed. At The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates, the legal team is passionate about providing unparalleled representation to each client.

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How Do I Know if a Diagnosis Error Occurred?

Making a diagnosis error can create devastating consequences for the victim and their family. While the law does not hold doctors accountable for every error, you may be able to file a claim under the right circumstances according to Washington DC law.

The three most common diagnosis errors include:

  • Misdiagnosis: Misdiagnosis occurs when the doctor identifies the wrong illness. This can occur from incorrect testing or missed symptoms, but the patient may not receive the proper medical treatment that they need as a result.
  • Delayed diagnosis: Occurs when a doctor does not diagnose the patient in a timely fashion. This is especially harmful when the illness requires immediate attention.
  • Failure to diagnose: The doctor may have missed certain complications or ignored a subsequent problem, but failing to diagnose a patient can become life-threatening.

To increase your chances of winning a malpractice claim based on a diagnosis error, you must prove that a doctor-patient relationship occurred, that the doctor was negligent, and that you suffered as a result. Your attorney can assist you, as each aspect is crucial for the outcome you desire.

Retain a Washington DC Medical Malpractice Attorney to Begin

In Washington DC, most medical malpractice claims must be filed within three years of the incident. This time can pass quickly and the firm can prepare more effectively with an ample amount of time. With more than 25 years of legal experience behind him, Dr. Wilson is an attorney you can trust.

Call our firm today to get started filing your claim.

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