Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have a legal duty to provide a level of care consistent with the standard provided by competent practitioners in their field. When they fail to do so, a worsened medical condition or even death can be the result. Our Eastern Montana law firm can help victims of medical malpractice and their families recover the compensation they need to get their lives back together.
Montana residents rely on their doctors to properly diagnose their ailments and prescribe care based on that diagnosis. A misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a serious disease can result in delayed treatment and a worsened medical condition. An Ohio woman claims this is what happened to her, and she recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging doctors failed to diagnose cancer in time.
Most Montana residents place great trust in their doctors, and for good reason. When we are seriously injured or facing a life-threatening illness, the skill of our physicians is often the only thing standing between us and a premature demise. When doctors make mistakes in these cases, the results can be devastating. Sadly, sometimes great harm is done by doctor error even when the procedure in question is routine or cosmetic.
Physicians in Montana and anywhere else will probably agree that making a correct diagnosis is an essential step in the treatment of any illness. Doctors are trained to take a history from the patient, conduct a physical examination, and review any necessary lab reports in order to determine what is causing a patient's symptoms. Without knowing what is wrong it is difficult to prescribe an effective treatment.