Misdiagnosing a medical condition can have serious and even fatal consequences. It can not only aggravate an existing condition but also cause unnecessary side effects as well as undue stress and anxiety. If you have been the victim of misdiagnosis, Richard A. "Rick" Sandoval can help you recover compensation for your losses. He has been representing clients for over 20 years, and will dedicate himself to protecting and serving your best interests. To discuss your case in more detail, schedule a consultation with a misdiagnosis lawyer at our Santa, Fe, NM, practice.
What Is Misdiagnosis?
Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide each patient with the same standard of care, whether they are operating out of a hospital, urgent care, or another facility. Should a doctor fail to exercise their skills to the best of their ability, they may misdiagnose a condition that another doctor could have identified. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can be held liable for:
- Diagnosing the wrong disease or condition
- Failing to diagnose in a reasonable period of time
- Failing to identify the underlying cause of a condition
- Mistaking the side effects of medication for an illness
- Misinterpreting lab results
- Failing to refer a patient to a specialist
Misdiagnosing a condition can have serious consequences, affecting the physical and mental well-being of the patient.
Consequences of Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis can result in any number of side effects, including but not limited to:
- Drug interactions
- Rash or allergic reaction
- Worsening of a current condition
- Onset of another condition
- Low or high blood pressure
- Unnecessary surgery
- Birth defects, such as cerebral palsy
- Wrongful death
If you or your loved one has suffered unnecessarily because of the negligence or carelessness of a doctor, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
Mr. Sandoval has recovered millions in damages for his clients and is a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Firm.
In order to prove that a doctor should be held liable for malpractice, we must demonstrate that:
- The patient was under the care of the doctor.
- The doctor failed to diagnose a condition that a reasonable, knowledgeable doctor could have identified.
- Negligence on the part of the doctor caused injury to the patient.
Keep in mind that there is a statue of limitations when it comes to filing medical malpractice cases. In the state of New Mexico, you must file the complaint within three years of suffering the injury. Children younger than six years of age have until their ninth birthday to file.
Why Choose Our Firm
Mr. Sandoval has recovered millions in damages for his clients and is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to obtaining maximum compensation for his clients, Mr. Sandoval is a champion for justice. He will exhaust all resources to identify the circumstances that led to your injury, and hold the appropriate party responsible.
Our firm is well-respected within the medical community. We work with leading experts, professors, and practitioners who can testify on your behalf and strengthen your case.
We Are Your Advocates
Our top priority is to ensure you receive the care you need and the compensation you deserve. We can help you arrange treatment and payment with leading medical providers at no initial out-of-pocket cost to your family, so you can focus on recovering while we handle your case. To schedule your free case review at Sandoval Firm, call our office at (505) 795-7790 or contact us online.