Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Often Stem From Diagnostic Errors

While we most often hear about the dramatic cases of medical malpractice wherein a surgeon accidentally leaves behind an implement or an anesthesiologist doesn’t properly monitor a young child during an operation, some of the more common mistakes stem from the diagnostic process.  Of course, these cases tend to be less dramatic and therefore not always so headline-worthy, but the ultimate outcome is often no less harmful. What’s worse, they are usually tougher to pinpoint. In some situation, a diagnostic error can result in serious, permanent injuries, disabling illnesses and even death. The Louisville injury attorneys at The Shelton Law Group are committed to representing those who suffer as a result of a negligent diagnostic error. Let’s start first by explaining that a diagnostic error is any diagnosis that is wrong, missed or improperly delayed. In some cases, a diagnostic error may involve a missed opportunity or breakdown in the diagnostic process. […]