Misdiagnosis may be medical malpractice. If your doctor misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose a reproductive condition, you could have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. A reproductive misdiagnosis lawyer from Newsome | Melton can help you recover compensation. We collect evidence against negligent doctors and pursue compensation for damages.
We welcome you to have a free case evaluation from our team. A team member will discuss your case with you, explain your options, and let you know how we can help. If you work with us, you do not pay us a fee until we recover money for you.
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The Newsome | Melton Team Can Help You Recover Damages for Your Doctor’s Reproductive Misdiagnosis
Medical errors (many of which are the result of malpractice), including misdiagnoses, are now the third-leading cause of death in America, killing more people than stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, car accidents, or homicide. Only heart disease and cancer cause more deaths.
Your doctor has a duty to recognize when something is not right with your reproductive system and to make the correct diagnosis. By failing to do so, your doctor may be liable for malpractice if the misdiagnosis constitutes negligence and caused you harm.
The Newsome | Melton legal team can help you pursue your doctor for damages. We have helped clients recover damages for the following reproductive misdiagnoses:
If your doctor misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose reproductive cancer, such as endometrial, fallopian tube, cervical, or vaginal cancer, we can pursue a malpractice case against him or her and recover damages.
Wrongful birth occurs when a doctor fails to inform a woman of the potential risks of getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. These risks include injury to the mother or genetic defects in the child. As a result, the mother goes through with a pregnancy she otherwise would have prevented or terminated, resulting in harm to the baby and/or the mother.
Problems With Birth Control or Medical Devices
Some reproductive misdiagnoses involve birth control medication or devices, such as oral contraceptives or IUDs. When a doctor prescribes birth control to a woman, he or she must monitor her for adverse or dangerous side effects. If the doctor fails to notice an issue or does not take fast action to address it, the woman can suffer harm. If this happened to you, we may be able to pursue the doctor for damages in a malpractice case.
Work With Newsome | Melton to Put Together Your Medical Malpractice Case
For your misdiagnosis case to be successful, it needs to prove the following four facts:
- Your doctor had a duty of care to you.
- Your doctor breached his or her duty of care.
- You suffered harm as a result.
- You incurred economic or non-economic damages.
Duty of Care
First, we must show that your doctor owed you a duty of care. All doctors owe their patients a duty of care.
Breach of Standard of Care
Second, we have to demonstrate that your doctor breached the standard of care. This is where many medical malpractice cases are won or lost, as the definition of a standard of care is not cut and dried. We have to show that your doctor failed act in a manner that another professional would act under the same circumstances.
A medical expert can review the evidence and testify about the standard of care as it applies to your case.
Third, we must show how you suffered harm because of your doctor’s failure. To make this case, we may rely on your medical records as well as the testimonies from medical experts and other doctors who examined you.
Fourth, we have to show that you suffered economic or non-economic damages because of the reproductive misdiagnosis.
The Statute of Limitations on Reproductive Misdiagnosis Lawsuits
Every state has a statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits, including those for reproductive misdiagnosis. Some are very limiting, requiring you to file a claim within a year or less, while others give you more time. In addition to the statute of limitations, there may be other deadlines of which you should be aware.