Doylestown Medical Injury Lawyers
Medical injures can come in many shapes and sizes. The impact of a medical injury can be severe and even deadly. Contact the Doylestown medical injury lawyers at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC today to discuss any injuries you or a loved one may have suffered at the hands of a medical professional.
Types of Medical Injuries
There are many types of medical injuries. Some of the most common include:
Failure to Diagnose or Improper Diagnosis. A failure to diagnose occurs when a patient exhibits certain symptoms (“my chest hurts”) and the medical professional fails to properly identify the cause of symptoms or attributes those symptoms to something other than their cause.
Specialized medical professionals in Doylestown are not necessarily qualified to diagnose injuries or illnesses outside of their area of expertise. For example, a dermatologist should not diagnose a brain injury.
Over-diagnoses. Over-diagnosis occurs when the medical professional properly identifies the cause of the patient’s symptoms but then negligently prescribes excess treatment. For example, a patient who is suffering from a heart condition should be given the proper amount of blood pressure medication. An excessive amount of medication may result in further heart damage and even death.
Improper Treatment. There are times that the medical professional properly diagnoses an injury or illness but then negligently prescribes an improper treatment plan. For example, a broken leg should not be treated by regiment of strenuous leg exercises.
A medical injury from improper treatment can also arise where the medical professional becomes aware that a certain treatment plan is not having the desired effect (or is even making things worse) but where the medical professional chooses to continue with the treatment plan.
Time Loss. Failing to properly identify an injury or illness, or prescribing an ineffective treatment plan, can waste days, months and even years of a patient’s ability to fight the true source of the illness or injury. For example, failing to identify cancer as the source of a patient’s symptoms can allow for that cancer to spread, causing possibly immeasurable harm to the patient.
Negligent Acts. There are numerous other ways in which a Doylestown medical professional can act negligently causing injury to those who they are supposed to be treating. Medical professionals are required to act prudently and with their patient’s best interests in mind at all times.
Protecting Yourself From Medical Injuries in Doylestown and Nearby Areas
Seek immediate medical attention from another medical professional if you believe that you are not receiving proper medical care. Once you have received proper treatment contact us to discuss any claims that you may have. To best help you, it is important that we have access to:
- Your medical history,
- Any written treatment plans,
- Pictures or descriptions of the injury/illness,
- Notes on any discussions you may have had with your medical professional, and
- Access to any witnesses.
Doylestown Residents: Contact Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC Today
Contact one of the medical injury lawyers at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC today by calling 888-777-7098. We are here to help you and your family get the compensation that you deserve for the medical injuries you have suffered.