In some respects, we take diagnosing a medical condition for granted. We just expect that the doctor will always get it right, because he or she has to, right? They have all the training and experience, and they understand the human body better than most people on this planet. So why wouldn’t they be able to correctly diagnose your medical condition with ease?
Obviously that is written in jest, because the fact of the matter is that for all we know about the human body, we still don’t know everything. Medical “firsts” happen all the time, and extremely rare conditions can stump doctors, regardless of their skill or experience. So what does this have to do with diagnosing on a more basic and routine level? Everything.
The matters we talked about above deal with rare or difficult challenges. But even the mundane or routine medical conditions could cause doctors problems if errors or negligent care occur. For example, what if another medical professional makes a mistake when marking something down on a patient’s medical record? What if a test result is tainted or improperly performed due to human error? What if an overwhelmed nurse writes down the wrong prognosis for a patient during a particularly busy period at a hospital?
Sadly, these things happen all the time, and they can change the lives of many patients every day. The patients and their loved ones have recourse for such action, but they need to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney to help them on their way. The Law Offices of Judy Snyder can be that attorney for the unfortunate victims of negligent medical care.