When a patient goes to a physician with symptoms, he or she expects the doctor to exhaust all potential options for diagnosis. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Patients may receive no diagnosis at all, or one that is incorrect — delaying treatment or receiving treatment that is ineffective at best, and harmful at worst. Here at Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP, we are committed to assisting Connecticut victims of misdiagnosis and their families, ensuring that they are aware of all available options for the pursuit of justice and restitution for their injuries.
Whether the missed or incorrect diagnosis turns out to be cancer or a heart attack, our team is experienced in holding responsible medical parties accountable. The harm that comes to patients due to this type of negligence not only affects them but their families as well, who may be robbed of time with their loved one, or have their finances strained as they attempt to treat that person. Whether a case goes to trial or is resolved through negotiation, we are prepared to fight for victims’ rights.
In addition to those who have physical maladies, we have also assisted those who had psychiatric conditions that were improperly diagnosed. If a patient disclosed suicidal thoughts to a psychiatrist or other medical professional, and he or she did not take steps to prevent it, we may be able to hold that person liable. The complexity of particular cases is no match for our experience.
Those here in Connecticut who find themselves victims of this sort of negligence may find our webpage on misdiagnosis to have answers to their questions. Families deserve to know why a mistake happened and have the opportunity to have their voices heard as part of the legal process. At Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP, we are focused on assisting families through this difficult time.