2/29/2012You know that doctors are human. While any misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose is potentially serious and hard to accept, you might be able to understand it if your symptoms were uncommon or comprehensive testing did not result in any findings. What you can’t understand is how the failure to communicate or negligence resulted in your physical harm.
Our experienced Atlanta med mal attorneys hope that the information provided below helps you avoid miscommunication medical errors that haven’t yet happened. Additionally, we want to provide you with the data that you need to call an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer if you’ve been hurt by a communication error.
3 Ways Communication Errors Can Result in Harm
Your proper diagnosis depends on a lot of people. If everyone is not communicating appropriately, then serious harm can result. For example, consider what happens when your doctor:
- Doesn’t listen to you. By failing to listen to your concerns, your doctor may have missed critical symptoms or information in your medical history that would’ve led your doctor to test for your disease.
- Orders a test that you don’t receive. You show up for the test and are provided with another test that your doctor did not order. This may happen because someone misread the doctor’s order or because they have your identity mixed up with another patient.
- Fails to deliver the proper test results. Perhaps you get the test results of the wrong patient or there is a mix up in the office and nobody communicates test results to you.
Contact Atlanta Med Mal Attorneys for Help
If you think you have been hurt by a medical mistake, we encourage you to read our FREE book: Why Did This Critical Medical Error Happen to Me, and to call our experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys at 1.770.518.1133.
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