Early diagnosis of a medical condition followed by its treatment can be key elements for either maintaining the quality of life of a patient or saving their lives. Medical tests are often required to diagnose certain medical conditions to be able to provide the correct and swift treatment. Failing to order tests can have disastrous effects on a patient with a severe medical condition, especially a condition that requires quick treatment like cancer.
When a physician does any mistake involving the tests for medical conditions like not ordering them, incorrectly reading the results, or errors committed in the lab, the patient can suffer improper treatment, a delay in treatment, and even no treatment at all. Some medical conditions require treatment right away, while others require prolonged treatment, depending on the condition that the patient has. If a physician fails to follow the procedures associated with tests, they could be held legally liable for the injuries that the patient endures due to their negligence. Tampa Doctor malpractice attorneys have seen how the negligent acts of a physician can forever change the life of their patient negatively.
In addition to the mistakes performed by the physician for failing to order the test or incorrectly reading the results, the lab must be error-free when interpreting the sample given to them. If the lab makes a mistake during their work, they can give the physician the wrong information, leading to a misdiagnosis. The personal injury attorneys are our firm are shocked to learn of how so many conditions go misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. Sadly, many patients become a victim of wrongful deaths and debilitating injuries due to improper tests analysis.
Tests That Are Given Which Can Result in Misdiagnosis
A medical condition that is commonly misdiagnosed is cancer, yet it is a severe condition that requires extensive and swift medical treatment. Some tests that are used which lead to misdiagnosis include, but not limited to:
- MRI scans
- Urine Samples
- Blood Samples
If any of these tests are not ordered or is ordered but is incorrectly handled by the lab or read incorrectly, a patient with a serious condition might not have a fighting chance. Failing to order tests can constitute a medical error, resulting in malpractice.
Not Ordering Tests Can Lead to Injuries and Death
If a failure to order test resulted in a delay in treatment, a misdiagnosis, no treatment at all, or the incorrect treatment, the victim of the medical mistake can speak to with a Tampa medical malpractice attorney. The firm is pleased to represent victims seeking justice for the harm that they have had to endure due to a negligent medical professional.