Concluding the three-part blog 5 Indications You May Have Been the Victim of Malpractice, below we discuss two final signs that patients may have been injured by the mistakes made by doctors or other health care professionals.
Sign 4: You don’t get better after treatment
In addition to symptoms not matching a diagnosis, another common sign of a misdiagnosis is that the treatments patients are receiving are not resulting in health improvements. It’s important to point out here that not all patients get better with treatment even when the proper diagnoses are made and all of the right treatments are administered.
However, if you have been diagnosed with a condition, you are receiving treatments, and your health seems to be getting substantial worse, it’s time to question whether you were properly diagnosed and whether you are receiving the appropriate treatments for your condition. At this point, it can be extremely helpful to get one or more additional opinions from other doctors. You may be surprised at what another health care professional has to say about your condition.
Sign 5: Another doctor has a completely different diagnosis of your condition
Although doctors’ opinions regarding the severity of a condition and the appropriate courses of treatment may vary slightly, they should not be dramatically different if the condition has been properly diagnosed. When two different doctors or health care specialists are saying two remarkably different things about what you may have and what you should do to treat your condition, one – or both – of these professionals may be wrong, and you may have been the victim of malpractice.
If you have noticed any of the signs of malpractice discussed here, it may be time to meet with an experienced malpractice attorney for a thorough case evaluation.
Mount Vernon Malpractice Lawyers
At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon malpractice lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, we are passionate about our clients, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life.
We take pride in tailoring our legal representation to specifically meet our clients’ needs and in expertly guiding them through each stage of the complex the legal process. While our attorneys are aggressive and effective litigators both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also counselors that can provide our clients with helpful legal advice regarding their best options.
If you have been injured as a result of a nurse or any medical professional making mistakes during your treatments or care, or if you have lost a loved one due to any type of medical mistake, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the page. We can provide you with a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.