Holding Medical Professional Responsible When They Cause Harm
In most cases, doctors and nurses handle their jobs with a professional ability and attention to patient care that they can be proud of. Unfortunately, the occasional medical professional fails to live up to the standard of care that defines their profession and this kind of negligence can lead to injury and suffering that changes a person’s life or in the worst cases leads directly to a wrongful death.
In some cases the failure of a doctor is not in causing injury, but simply failing to recognize the signs and indications of serious illness or injury. In cases of misdiagnosis, a one-time or repeated failure to address the needs of a patient can do permanent harm. In these cases of medical malpractice, it is important to have a professional attorney on your side with a proven record of reliable and successful practice.
You can rely on our lawyers at Jeff Carter Law Offices, P.C., in Des Moines, Iowa.
Medical Negligence That Causes Serious or Permanent Injury
Many of our clients talk about communicating serious problems to their doctor, but feeling like they aren’t even being heard. It can be intensely frustrating to experience symptoms and pain associated with illness and have a doctor dismiss your complaints without taking the necessary steps to treat your problem.
Our office will help you hold physicians responsible for gross misdiagnosis in medical malpractice cases involving:
- Wrongful death
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Failure to take reasonable action
- Improper testing or not ordering crucial test
- Gross negligence
It can be a tragedy to discover too late that if your doctor had only ordered an MRI or CT, a disease could have been treated at an early stage or prevented entirely. In cases of cancer, serious back injury or heart disease, you rely on your doctor to recognize symptoms and make the right diagnosis for you. When there is clear failure or negligence, you may have legal options.
Get the Information You Need
In misdiagnosis and medical malpractice cases, time is of the essence. If you don’t file your case within 2 years, you may lose your right to litigation and compensation forever. It costs you nothing to schedule a free initial consultation and it could cost you everything to delay.