Cerebral Palsy Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Despite the fact that cerebral palsy (CP) is a non-progressive brain disorder, it is incredibly important to diagnose the condition as early as possible. Children’s brains can develop a number of different ways until around age 8 and it is this window of time that treatment of CP symptoms can be the most beneficial. Unfortunately, CP is not always correctly diagnosed, and children who are afflicted may not receive proper care and treatment due to the mistakes of a medical professional.
If your son or daughter has cerebral palsy and was misdiagnosed, you may be able to hold the attendant medical professional responsible for your child’s mistreatment. A compassionate cerebral palsy misdiagnosis lawyer from The Driscoll Firm is committed to helping clients hold negligent medical professionals accountable. Contact us at (800) 305-9800 to discuss your potential case.
Common Causes of Misdiagnoses
Medical professionals must arrive at an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s medical condition in order to begin pursuing an appropriate course of treatment. However, these diagnoses can be incorrect, and in the case of CP, could prevent a child from receiving necessary and beneficial treatment in their early years. A few reasons that a doctor might misdiagnose a case of CP are:
- Inadequate knowledge of the condition
- Failure to perform the necessary tests
- Misinterpreting test results
- Failure to take into account patient or parent-reported symptoms
- Incorrectly identifying the condition as different one
A misdiagnosis for any reason can have an impact on your child for the rest of their life and your family deserves fair compensation for this failure.
If a doctor’s improper care led to a misdiagnosis of CP for your child, you can take legal action to hold them accountable for their negligence. Contact a cerebral palsy attorney from The Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 305-9800 to discuss your child’s unfortunate wrong diagnosis.