Medical misdiagnosis

The Most Common Forms of Medical Misdiagnosis in Canada

These are some of the most common types of a medical misdiagnosis:

  1. A doctor or other medical professional incorrectly diagnoses you with an illness or condition you don’t have.
  2. A doctor or other medical professional fails to correctly diagnose you with an illness or condition you do have.
  3. A doctor or other medical professional fails to provide adequate or timely care for an illness or condition.

You deserve help and support from a medical misdiagnosis lawyer if you’ve been medically misdiagnosed. Being medically misdiagnosed can have a big impact on your health and your ability to get properly treated for any medical conditions or illnesses you have.

We’ll explain to you:

  1. The most common forms of medical misdiagnosis in Canada.
  2. What kind of medical practitioners can be part of a medical misdiagnosis claim.
  3. What needs to happen for a medical misdiagnosis claim to be successful.

Remember, you’re not in this alone – experienced medical misdiagnosis lawyers are here to help you.

What are some of the most common forms of medical misdiagnosis?

Medical misdiagnosis can come in a wide variety of forms. If you’re unsure if you’ve been medically misdiagnosed or not, you should talk to a medical misdiagnosis lawyer.

One of the most common forms of medical misdiagnosis is issues associated with pregnancy and birth. These include:

  • Failing to detect fetal abnormalities on an ultrasound or failure to inform a mother of an abnormality seen on an ultrasound.
  • Failing to do a prenatal genetic screening.
  • Failure to correctly monitor a mother or baby’s health during labour, particularly failure to interpret a fetal heart rate correctly.
  • Failing to detect gestational diabetes.

Another common form of medical misdiagnosis is associated with diagnostic tools. For example, a doctor could fail to order a glucose screening or necessary blood tests or imaging (such as X-rays).  Or the doctor could order appropriate screening, blood test, or imaging, but then the results are incorrectly interpreted.

A medical misdiagnosis can also occur when a medical professional completely misses an illness or disease. This can happen for various reasons, including failing to screen for conditions such as cancer or to refer a patient to an appropriate specialist.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the forms of medical misdiagnosis – just some of the most common ones. Speak to a medical misdiagnosis lawyer to learn more about the common errors that can lead to a medical misdiagnosis.

What kind of medical professionals can be held responsible for medical misdiagnosis? 

If you’ve been the victim of a medical misdiagnosis, you may be tempted to blame yourself for not pushing harder for medical tests or exams that your doctor or other medical professional refused to perform. As medical misdiagnosis lawyers, we’re here to tell you that you’re never at fault for a medical misdiagnosis!

There are a variety of medical professionals that can be held responsible for medical misdiagnosis, including:

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Technicians
  • Doctors
  • Other healthcare professionals
  • Other hospital workers who provided medical care

Talk to a medical malpractice lawyer if you have any concerns about the treatment you received from any kind of medical professional.

What needs to happen for a medical misdiagnosis case to be successful?

To successfully seek damages or compensation (for either a medical misdiagnosis victim or their family), the plaintiff must be able to prove to the court:

  • That the victim did not receive the expected standard of medical care and
  • That negligence by a medical professional either caused or contributed to the medical misdiagnosis.

This can be challenging to prove, which is why it’s so important to consult a medical misdiagnosis lawyer if you want to pursue damages for a medical misdiagnosis.

Why should I hire Sommers Roth & Elmaleh if I want a medical misdiagnosis lawyer?

We’re a Toronto-based law firm that specialises in medical malpractice law. When you come to us looking for a medical misdiagnosis lawyer, you’re getting experienced professionals who will ask the hard questions you need answers to.

It can be complicated trying to navigate the medical-legal system, which is why it’s so important to have a lawyer who specialises in medical malpractice if you want to pursue a medical misdiagnosis case.

When you come to us for a consultation about your medical misdiagnosis, we’ll talk to you about whether or not we feel your case qualifies and what your next steps should be. We’re happy to answer all of your questions, including what kind of compensation you may be eligible for.

Don’t try to navigate the legal system alone – give yourself peace of mind and a higher chance of success by hiring a medical malpractice lawyer.

A Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer Can Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve

Don’t potentially lose your case because you don’t have the legal advice you need. Hire a medical misdiagnosis lawyer to help you build a strong case.

We’ve talked about:

  1. Some of Canada’s most common forms of medical misdiagnosis include issues associated with pregnancy and birth and diagnostic tools. 
  2. Which medical practitioners can be held responsible for medical misdiagnosis, including nurses, technicians, and midwives.
  3. What the plaintiff needs to prove for their medical misdiagnosis claim to be successful.

Don’t get discouraged if an insurance company is stonewalling your medical misdiagnosis claim. Instead, turn to Sommers Roth & Elmaleh to get a medical misdiagnosis lawyer who can help you navigate the medical-legal system.

We’ll explain to you how the medical-legal system works, whether or not we think you have a solid case, and how we can help you proceed with pursuing your claim.

Contact Us If You Need a Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer

A medical misdiagnosis isn’t just a mistake that can be easily remedied, and it can have devastating effects that can impact you or a loved one for life. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve. 

To learn more about how a medical misdiagnosis lawyer can help you, call Sommers Roth & Elmaleh at 416-961-1212 or contact us here.

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