Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, P.C. can help you every step of the way. For more than 40 years, our attorneys and legal staff have been demanding justice for injury victims in Illinois, Wisconsin and across the country. We know how the legal system works and how to get results.
Common improper medical treatment cases
Ordering and reading the wrong tests, misinterpreting symptoms and simple human errors can cause mistreatments or the lack of any treatment. Some medical situations are quite urgent, and the lack of proper treatment can make a health condition worse or cause harmful side effects. Common examples of improper medical treatment include:
- Ordering the wrong medical tests - In a chilling example, a study reported that many patients were told they were HIV negative because the doctor had ordered the wrong test. This delays the patients' proper and urgently needed treatment.
- Misdiagnosing mental disorders - The failure to treat mental disorders adequately can happen because some symptoms are similar and psychiatrists miss differentiating symptoms. For example, schizophrenia can be wrongly diagnosed as depression. The wrong medications and therapy can lead to even more severe problems.
- Misdiagnosing by outpatient facilities - The National Institute of Medicine states that misdiagnosis is the most common cause of medical errors in outpatient facilities. The wrong diagnosis means incorrect treatments.
Some diseases are difficult to diagnose because they are very rare or symptoms mimic other diseases. There are limits to resources and medical science. Not every case of delayed medical treatment constitutes malpractice. However, in many cases, medical professionals make mistakes that should have been caught. And when this happens, the victims of medical errors deserve to be financially compensated for their injuries.
We put your best interests first
Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals often deny doing anything wrong, even when they clearly provided the wrong medical treatment or no treatment at all. Why does this matter? Because if there's doubt about who was at fault, the health care provider's insurance company (which is usually responsible for compensating injury victims) may reduce or deny your injury claim.
That's not right. That's why we take such cases seriously right from the start. As your attorney, we can thoroughly investigate your case. This includes having our in-house nurse examine your medical records for any errors or inconsistencies. We then often negotiate with insurance companies for a favorable settlement. And if they refuse to compromise, we're prepared to take them to court.
We put your best interests first at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, P.C. Find out how we can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today.