If you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose in the Chicago area, then you may be entitled to file an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit. Although a patient can never guarantee that they won’t be the victim of medical negligence, there are some things you can do to help prevent a misdiagnosis.
- Make sure that you disclose all of your symptoms, past health history and family’s health history. Every detail helps in coming up with an accurate diagnosis.
- Ask lots of questions during your consultations with your doctor about your symptoms and any diagnosis the doctor presents.
- If there is anything you don’t understand ask for an explanation. Sometimes doctors will speak in medical terms rather than a language you are familiar with.
- Do your own research. This is not to self-diagnose but to see if what your doctor has diagnosed you with makes sense. This can help raise other questions you may not have thought of before.
- Always seek a second opinion. If you receive the same diagnosis, this can help assure that you are going the right direction. If not, it may raise some important questions.
If you are the victim of a misdiagnosis, contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer who can help you determine if there was medical negligence, and if so, what your legal options are. Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life due to medical malpractice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.