In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many unanswered questions still remain, such as why does COVID-19 affects people differently? Not everyone experiences the same symptoms, thus making it difficult for physicians to accurately diagnose the illness.
Some patients suffer a multitude of symptoms, whereas others are said to experience no symptoms at all. Baffling, indeed, and all the more reason for doctors to use caution when diagnosing COVID-19.
It’s certainly a slippery slope for medical practitioners; one that can have irreversible consequences if a patient is misdiagnosed. Such opens the door for medical malpractice claims, three words a doctor never wants to hear.
So, what could cause the misdiagnosis of COVID-19? As it turns out, there are actually many different scenarios that could prompt the improper and incorrect diagnosis of this coronavirus.
For starters, if a medical facility isn’t adequately equipped or has limited testing capabilities, a patient might not be able to receive an accurate test.
Therefore, it is absolutely imperative that physicians, hospitals, and clinics equip themselves with the right tests to ensure accurate results. Misdiagnosis can lead to a patient being prescribed medications that make them worse or treatment that results in a fatality.
The Problem with COVID-19 Testing
While there are several tests available for determining if a patient has COVID-19, they are not 100% accurate. Many medical facilities report both false positives and false negatives, thus increasing the likelihood of COVID-19 medical malpractice claims.
When you factor in the very real possibility of medical professionals reading these tests inaccurately, it only serves to compound malpractice claims.
If you or a loved one experienced tragedy or illness as a result of an incorrect COVID-19 diagnosis, it is vital that you seek experienced legal counsel right away. The team at Sowell | Chakour are experienced medical malpractice attorneys who specialize in COVID-19 medical malpractice claims.
Their longstanding work in both the medical and legal industries gives Sowell and Chakour the tools and knowledge needed to represent you to the highest standard. They will fight for your rights and will work hard to secure you the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.
It is important that you have legal counsel with extensive backgrounds in the legal and medical fields, and that’s precisely what you get from Sowell | Chakour. As such, your medical malpractice attorneys know how to navigate the rough waters of trying to take on the medical establishment.
If you were hurt due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital, you deserve to have your voice heard. Unfortunately, patients who attempt to represent themselves in COVID-19 medical malpractice claims are rarely — if ever — successful.
It takes the wisdom and experience of professionals who have been deeply involved in both industries to ensure a positive outcome in your case.
What’s more, a qualified legal firm can help you determine if negligence was to blame for your missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Once either is established, your medical malpractice attorneys can get to work building your case.
Why Choose the Doctor Lawyer Firm?
Matthew Sowell is one of the few Florida lawyers certified by both the Florida Bar and the American Board of Professional Liability. Matt excels as a national leader in stroke litigation and is the founding chairman of the Stroke Litigation Group, the largest litigation lawyer organization in the United States.
Matt also wrote and shared with peers how to successfully prosecute stroke cases. Over the years, Matt has won millions of dollars in verdicts, ensuring that his clients are awarded the compensation they deserve in extremely difficult medical malpractice cases.
Fadi Chakour is a former medical doctor who left the field to practice law, specifically, medical malpractice litigation. As a doctor, Fadi treated many patients who were injured due to the negligence of others and observed the pain and suffering of loved ones that came from these instances.
The combination of his medical knowledge and experience and his legal skills make Fadi a powerful advocate for injured people who have fallen victim to medical negligence.
Call Sowell Chakour Today to Discuss Your Claim
COVID-19 medical malpractice claims require an accomplished legal firm representing your case. If you believe you are the victim of a COVID-19 misdiagnosis, we urge you to give us a call right away. The sooner we are able to start on COVID-19 medical malpractice claims, the sooner you stand to get the compensation you deserve.
When you have the experienced medical malpractice attorney team of Sowell & Chakour in your corner, you have a much better chance of being made whole. Call our office today at 1-833-MedMals or fill out our online contact form, and we will promptly respond to your inquiry and work to schedule a consultation.
The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.