What to Do to Prevent Cancer Misdiagnosis
4/19/2012Misdiagnosis can be a more intricate case to prove than it would first appear. Your interests can best be protected by adhering to a few careful practices that will help to avoid misdiagnosis. In the even of misdiagnosis, these same steps can illuminate the history of your case and distinguish if another party is liable.
• Communicate with your doctor. Conversing clearly with your doctor from the start, asking questions, and fully explaining your symptoms will help your doctor to more effectively treat you without error. If you feel that your doctor is not fully addressing your concerns, request a reason why. Also make the effort to understand tests and procedures as they are explained to you.
• Acquire your medical records. Having copies of your own medical records provides an objective account of the diagnoses, treatments, and procedures that your doctor has administered. This is a valuable asset in the event of misdiagnosis.
• Be aware of the statute of limitations. Misdiagnosis cases carry a statute of limitations that depends on the state in which you live. Being aware of this statute and acting quickly to recover damages can make the difference in whether or not you have a case.
• Acquire legal representation. Your interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. To provide for your representation, contact Dover Law Firm so that we can begin the process of getting you back on the road to recovery.
Category: Failure to Diagnose Cancer
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