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Hurt by misdiagnosis? Fight to impose liability

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2017 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice |

Several weeks ago on the blog we discussed the numerous ways through which breast cancer can be diagnosed. With advances in medical technology and ongoing research, medical professionals have more diagnostic options at their disposal than ever before. You would think that this would mean that misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose would be nearly impossible, but the truth of the matter is that many individuals in Louisiana are left susceptible to injury when negligent medical professionals fail to make an accurate and/or timely diagnosis with the information at their disposal.

A failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis can cause extensive harm to a patient, especially when a case involves a failure to diagnose cancer. Oftentimes, these preventable mistakes leave patients with a worsened medical condition and a decreased chance of survival. Additional damages can be suffered, too, including ever-growing medical expenses and lost wages.

If you have been harmed by a medical professional’s negligence, then you need to know that you may have legal rights. Tuazin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law, has extensive experience advising clients on these rights. We understand that this type of negligence should never occur, so we work hard to gather evidence to support a showing of liability. Not only have we brought in expert witnesses to buttress our clients’ claims, but we also have experience tearing down the defense, exposing them where they are most vulnerable.

But our representation doesn’t stop at imposing liability on negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Our skilled team of legal professionals also meticulously analyze victims’ losses. This is critically important because, should liability be imposed, then a victim will want to try to recover as much compensation as they deserve. We know how to demonstrate to a judge and jury the true extent of a victim’s losses, leaving that victim on strong footing to recover the money to which he or she is legally entitled.

Choosing an attorney to represent you in a medical malpractice claim is an important decision. That is why we recommend sitting down with those firms you deem trustworthy for an initial consultation on how they would approach your case.