Badge Top 100

North Carolina Misdiagnosis Lawyer

We rely on our healthcare providers to give us accurate information. Most of the time, that’s what they do. Failure of diagnosis and misdiagnosis, however, can cause great harm to a patient—harm that was entirely preventable. If you or a loved one has suffered from a late diagnosis or treatment error, our North Carolina misdiagnosis attorney can assist you. Our practice focuses exclusively on nurse and medical doctor malpractice lawsuits. Call the Melvin Law Firm for an initial consultation with a lawyer.

Facts about Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are often one and the same. Someone may come into the emergency room complaining of chest pain. When the doctor examines him, he may erroneously diagnose the problem as heartburn, give him some medication for his stomach and send him on his way. In reality, the patient is on his way to having a heart attack.

Another common scenario is known as a “failure to refer.” A patient sees her family doctor, who notices symptoms, yet does not refer his patient to a specialist for the appropriate tests. Because specialists are so expensive, doctors are often discouraged from making referrals even when they are necessary.

A lot of misdiagnoses happen in smaller towns and smaller hospitals. Often, they are less well equipped than their big city counterparts. This disparity can be devastating to a patient. Often, the heart problems and other serious conditions were entirely preventable in the early stages, but are now much more difficult to treat. If this sounds like you or someone you love, don’t delay. Call the Melvin Law Firm today.

Contact a North Carolina misdiagnosis attorney today for an initial consultation.

Badge American
Badge North
Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association

searching for answers?

We’re dedicated to helping people who are injured as a result of medical malpractice.

Email Us For A Response

Our Medical Malpractice Blog

Hospital, doctors accused in birth injury lawsuit

A new baby is generally cause for great happiness in a North Carolina family. If something happens during the birth that harms the baby, it can not only emotionally devastate a family, but it can cause them significant financial strain for the rest of the child’s...

Handoffs in health care can lead to patient harm

When a patient is in a North Carolina hospital or under the care of a doctor, he or she may receive care from multiple providers. Handoffs are common, whether it’s a surgeon handing off a patient to a nurse post-operation or handing off a patient to another type of...

Medication errors can result from electronic health record mistakes

It seems that almost everything is computerized. When a North Carolina resident visits the doctor, data related to the visit is entered into the computer and any prescriptions are electronically sent to the pharmacy. Additionally, this information is uploaded to the...

Delayed decisions can result in birth injury

The birth of a baby is an exciting time for North Carolina parents. Many expectant parents spend months preparing for the baby’s arrival; they share their good news with friends and family, make sure that precautions are taken to provide a safe environment, decorate...

Surgical errors can be costly to the patient’s health

Surgery can be a scary thing. It seems as if there is always someone who has a story regarding their own or a friend’s surgical complications. The truth is, surgical errors are not common, and the majority of North Carolina medical professionals do their best to make...

Visit Our Blog

Medical MaLpractice
Information Center
M | Melvin Law Firm

Office: The Melvin Law Firm, P.A.

610-A Lynndale Court
| Greenville, NC 27858 | Toll Free: 800-391-8191 | Phone: 252-321-0088
Fax: 252-215-1234

Review Us
Medical MaLpractice
Information Center
M | Melvin Law Firm